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What does 'pad the first four bytes with 0' mean? Perhaps this was trying to say: "If the string's length is now less than four characters, pad it out to four characters in length by prepending '0' characters." ?

The sentence you quoted is not on the page. The only similar one is "Return the first four bytes padded with 0" which is quite clear.
Michel Cadot 06:58, 11 August 2011 (UTC)