octal forty

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octal forty definition

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Jargon for "I'm drawing a blank.", I can't work it out.
Octal 40 (decimal 32) is the ASCII code for space character. By an odd coincidence, hex 40 is the EBCDIC space character.
[Jargon File]
(1995-03-06)

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