WP34S - Bug Report



#2

Walter/Marcus/Pauii/Neil/et al., please forgive me if this has been mentioned.

It pertains to the behaviour of the "EXIT" key.

Unshifted, the behaviour is correct.

h-shifted turns the calc off (correct).

g-shifted does not "SHOW", but rather displays "Reg X" (incorrect, but correct f-shifted behaviour)

f-shifted should display Reg X, but does something else I can't make out.

I see this with a recent ref lashing to 2630.

Les


#3

This isn't a bug, it is a conscious decision we came to recently. We moved the register browser from f-shift ON to g-shift ON. The reason is that the SHOW function was available elsewhere so there didn't seem much point "wasting" a keyboard position for a second version of this.

The label for f-shift ON is a chunky yellow arrow pointing upwards which isn't a good reminder for a register browser. On the other hand g-shift ON is SHOW which is much better -- REGS would be better again but we're not changing the overlay.

If you want SHOW as it was before look at the f-shift / g-shift x<>y instead. In double precision and integer modes, this key was used to examine X fully not SHOW.


- Pauli


#4

The little arrow does what it always should have done: It enters lower case alpha mode. It used to just switch lower/upper case modes when alpha was active, now it has gained some more magic power by switching to alpha in the same go.


#5

I concur. Let me add, however, it isn't decided yet by the Wizengamot whether that added magic is good or evil. Personally, I prefer entering alpha mode through the gate labeled 'alpha' exclusively instead of using back doors ;-)

#6

I get it!

It SHOWs something different this time.

I was used to the different SHOW function in 2.2. Used it a lot to check the higher digits in my program outputs.

Les


#7

With the advent of double precision mode I felt the need to display all 34 digits which required a second key. I decided to use the windowing functions <( and )> which were otherwise unused in real mode. For a while <( and SHOW were just synonymous and )> was used to show the remaining digits for double precision numbers. With this arrangement, SHOW was a superfluous duplication and we decided to put the slightly misplaced register browser function there.

I'm happy with the changes.


#8

In this arrangement, how does one see the complete integer part of a fraction which does not fit in the display (cf. the example with 2247 361/1024 on p.31 of the manual)?

(Edit: I realized that f[<] will do it, I just didn't recognize the digits at first)


Edited: 7 Mar 2012, 2:56 p.m.


#9

FYI, g [>] will do it as well :-)


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