DM 48 .... WHY NOT ?!!!

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Re: DM 48 .... WHY NOT ?!!!

Post by grsbanks » Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:44 am

What's evil is people denying the absolute supremacy of RPL :)
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Re: DM 48 .... WHY NOT ?!!!

Post by akaTB » Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:48 am

grsbanks wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:44 am
What's evil is people denying the absolute supremacy of RPL :)
Sure, now I understand... ;)
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Re: DM 48 .... WHY NOT ?!!!

Post by grsbanks » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:18 am

LOL :evil:

We can't have that number staying the same for long, now, can we!
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Re: DM 48 .... WHY NOT ?!!!

Post by Thomas Okken » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:52 am

Gee, I guess I shouldn't mention that I bought a used HP-50g on eBay a couple of weeks ago.
Nope. Better keep that to myself. :lol:

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Re: DM 48 .... WHY NOT ?!!!

Post by grsbanks » Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:25 pm

Thomas Okken wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:52 am
Gee, I guess I shouldn't mention that I bought a used HP-50g on eBay a couple of weeks ago.
Nope. Better keep that to myself. :lol:
Nothing wrong with that -- its how I got 5 of the 7 that I own :) Or is it 8 now...
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Re: DM 48 .... WHY NOT ?!!!

Post by toml_12953 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 12:45 am

ABridges wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:29 am
Whatever you prefer it's hard to argue that RPL isn't a better way of doing things.
It's not a better way of doing things if you can't use it! I'm in that group. I can write programs using it but if I have to go back weeks later to change them, fuggeddaboudit. It's faster to rewrite the program (again, speaking only for me) I'd rather program in a keystroke language like the 65/67/42S any day. The best calculator for me is the Prime. Pascal-inspired HPPL is perfect for the way my mind works. If it could send output to a printer, it would be absolutely the best calculator ever. YMMV.
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Re: DM 48 .... WHY NOT ?!!!

Post by zx_spectrum » Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:36 pm

Again.. if SwissMicros will ever make DM48 i will order 10 unit. it worth it ..
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Re: DM 48 .... WHY NOT ?!!!

Post by akaTB » Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:11 pm

zx_spectrum wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:36 pm
Again.. if SwissMicros will ever make DM48 i will order 10 unit. it worth it .. what if the zombie apocalypse erupted in Switzerland how would i live without RPL
It's RPL that will originate the zombie apocalypse. :lol:
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Re: DM 48 .... WHY NOT ?!!!

Post by sambutoki » Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:55 pm

+1
I'll add to the votes calling for a DM 48 - or a DM 48/50 - BUT only with a 48G keyboard layout - the keyboard layout of the 50g is one of the few things I really dislike about that calculator.

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Re: DM 48 .... WHY NOT ?!!!

Post by DavidM » Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:28 pm

sambutoki wrote:
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:55 pm
+1
I'll add to the votes calling for a DM 48 - or a DM 48/50 - BUT only with a 48G keyboard layout - the keyboard layout of the 50g is one of the few things I really dislike about that calculator.
A "DM 51" with the following features would be very enticing:
- 48g keyboard layout
- 50g firmware image (which may need to be loaded by purchaser, of course)
- Saturn code compatibility with "Saturnator" support (ala Emu48+)
- Some kind of support for accessing enhanced display resolution through custom programming
- Flash drive support >2GB

The compatibility of such a device would ensure a wealth of programs/libraries/etc. on day 1 (possible exception being the keyboard layout). The downside, of course, is that the inherent Saturn limitations would still exist (in particular address space with all the baggage it carries).

Overriding existing firmware support for standard 50g hardware (serial comm, I/R, flash drive, display, etc.) would be a challenge, I'm sure.

Never hurts to dream!

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