|Re: a few HP41 Questions|
Message #10 Posted by db(martinez,california) on 29 Apr 2003, 9:13 p.m.,
in response to message #9 by David Smith
chris; YES PLEASE DO TRY TO FIND IT!!!!!! sorry for shouting. i got excited. i really hope you can find it.
mike; i might have misunderstood you but when you said: "BTW, is it realy worth the time you spend on that. Look for a disk drive or two and copy "huge" amount of data gets so simple. And read/write of XM-Files too. ;-)" i think that you were either not noticing that cristof wants to move data files, not ascii files, or you have the answer to what has been for me, the big problem in the 41 i.l. system: it will move ascii files back and forth between x-mem and mass storage but not data or program files. it's as if hp thought we bought the 41 to do word processing and not anything like math.
there are two bad ways to do it: under program control, recall each extended register into the stack and have the 41 move the data four registers at a time, slowly////or do the same thing but dump it into (and waste) main memory and do it in bigger chunks, a little faster.
the tds surveying program got around that by writing two new functions called load and save and putting them in their rom. works like a charm, if you have the rom. i do but cristof dosn't.
cristof: if you find a way to copy a function, not program, from a rom i will bring it next time the 3 musketeers get together. hell, afik it might be easy to copy. when i got the rom it stopped being a problem to me and i never worried about it again.