Thank you. I agree.
We had a solution with names that were close enough to the original and acceptable instead of STATUS, i.e. R.BR and B.BR.2) Concerning the last discussion about the register view (browser) and flag view, i suggest the key labels REG.V and FLG.V.
That was no problem while one was on [f] and the other on [g]. The colours and the horizontal proximity made it easy to distinguish.
The problem now, is for good reason Dani suggested to move it to the [g] cursor keys. Now both are blue, far apart vertically, and my mind (and therefore extrapolated to unsuspecting newcomers) it is ergonomically not good to have almost identical labels, in the same colour, vertically apart.
So, we are looking for names that are sufficiently different to make them stand out for themselves.
REG.V and FLG.V are also too similar.
Currently we have REGS and FLAG.V instead of the original R.BR and STATUS, and also instead of the current R.BR and B.BR. I will send and image soon after changing the emulator.
Heard. Idea was discarded already. Thanx.3) Please do not change the color of the key labels of the letters A-Z to red as someone suggested here some pages before. Red on an dark grey, black or dark brown is unreadable for people with red/green defect on their eyes. We need an bright/dark contrast to recognize.
Drop rolls down and discards X. I use it instead of CLX and I don't want to loose it.4) I don't understand the need of the DROP button. We can use the left-arrow button for this like it is done on the HP50G. In Walter's manual, the left-arrow button makes a CLRX, it fills the X register with zero (if i understand it right). I think, this is a nearly useless function - what do you want to do with this zero in X register?
I don't think CLX is useful. You just type over X.
Personally I like a scheme where one tap on [<--] does CLX, and another (within a time limit does a DROP). (The 42s iOS app from Byron Foster does that).
This question is valid and should be directed to Walter on the "43S News" group.5) We have a lot of unit conversion values and constants in the calculator. We also can display an integer number as binary or hexadecimal number of different length and one's-complement or two's-complement. What i miss is the conversion (or more a display) of a real value according to IEEE754. For example, i have the value -3.1415926535E-7 in the X register and i want to have it displayed hexadecimal or bitwise as a single float (4 byte) and decomposed the sign, exponent and mantisse part (the following display is only an example):
hex: AB CD EF 01
exponent: 3 BC
mantisse: D EF 01
It should be possible to switch the endianess and between float/double. The extended formats could be leave out, because they are more complicated due to the lenght of mantissa and exponent are implementation dependend.
Describe it well, motivate it well, and who knows.