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Re: 43S News

Post by Walter » Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:27 pm

Just in case you wondered why it's so quiet here: we're fighting at the edge of complex plane ...

(Edit 2020-04-09: Meanwhile, 59% of our function set is implemented. Thanks to Martin and JohnBoydon.)

(Edit 2020-04-10: Peace at the edge of complex plane. And all contents of FIN are implemented (except TVM).)
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Re: 43S News

Post by Walter » Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:39 am

Triggered by a discussion elsewhere: Should we call the programming language of the 43S "FOCAL"? This name was introduced for the keystroke programming language of the HP-41C, so it certainly applies to the one of the HP-42S, so ...

What do you think?
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Re: 43S News

Post by toml_12953 » Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:28 am

Walter wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:39 am
Triggered by a discussion elsewhere: Should we call the programming language of the 43S "FOCAL"? This name was introduced for the keystroke programming language of the HP-41C, so it certainly applies to the one of the HP-42S, so ...

What do you think?
I'm an old DEC programmer and FOCAL has an entirely different meaning for me.
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Re: 43S News

Post by Walter » Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:59 am

toml_12953 wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:28 am
Walter wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:39 am
Should we call the programming language of the 43S "FOCAL"? This name was introduced for the keystroke programming language of the HP-41C, so it certainly applies to the one of the HP-42S, so ...

What do you think?
I'm an old DEC programmer and FOCAL has an entirely different meaning for me.
Yes, you're one of those why FOCAL couldn't be used officially by HP at those times (they found out too late) ;)

Regards from another old DEC programmer, though in ASSEMBLER.
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Re: 43S News

Post by dlachieze » Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:36 am

Walter wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:39 am
Triggered by a discussion elsewhere: Should we call the programming language of the 43S "FOCAL"?
IIRC, FOCAL stands for Forty One CAlculator Language so for the 43S this translates to FTCAL or alternatively F3CAL 8-)
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Re: 43S News

Post by Over_score » Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:23 am

dlachieze wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:36 am
so for the 43S this translates to FTCAL or alternatively F3CAL 8-)
I love F3CAL
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Re: 43S News

Post by Dani R. » Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:00 am

Over_score wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:23 am
dlachieze wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:36 am
so for the 43S this translates to FTCAL or alternatively F3CAL 8-)
I love F3CAL
I didn't want to say anything else, but at F3CAL I see the same link Tesla made with the Model 3(, S3XY).

So please, dump that term.
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Re: 43S News

Post by toml_12953 » Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:21 am

Dani R. wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:00 am
Over_score wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:23 am
dlachieze wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:36 am
so for the 43S this translates to FTCAL or alternatively F3CAL 8-)
I love F3CAL
I didn't want to say anything else, but at F3CAL I see the same link Tesla made with the Model 3(, S3XY).

So please, dump that term.
Was the word "dump" a pun? If so, *groan*
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Re: 43S News

Post by Dani R. » Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:25 am

toml_12953 wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:21 am
Dani R. wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 10:00 am
Over_score wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:23 am

I love F3CAL
I didn't want to say anything else, but at F3CAL I see the same link Tesla made with the Model 3(, S3XY).

So please, dump that term.
Was the word "dump" a pun? If so, *groan*
:D
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Re: 43S News

Post by PierreMengisen » Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:44 am

Walter wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:39 am
Triggered by a discussion elsewhere: Should we call the programming language of the 43S "FOCAL"? This name was introduced for the keystroke programming language of the HP-41C, so it certainly applies to the one of the HP-42S, so ...

What do you think?
I was an old programmer for IBM RPGII :x
For me the keystroke programming language of a 43S system should be named KPL43.
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