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|Another 12c platinum bug from c.s.hp48|
Message #1 Posted by Gene on 4 June 2003, 4:47 p.m.
I can confirm this happens on my beta unit. Tony's 12cp is a production unit (I believe). This is not a good sign. Very strong indication of very little beta testing to have this type of thing happen. Once you go beyond 253 program steps, no GTO in the first 253 steps work any longer.
I only got the unit 8 weeks before it was live, so it's not my fault. :-)
* These statements and opinions are mine alone and do not reflect my employer's views. *
"Tony Hutchins" wrote in message
> Hi Veli-Pekka Nousiainen !
> > Hi, Tony!
> > Seems like "a byte=maximum line address" -bug to me.
> > Are you sure about the 253? could it be 254 or 255?
> Program lines are made available in bunches of 7 at a time.
> My i-solver is 250 lines long. That leaves lines 251 and 252
> and 253 with GTO 000 in. The first instruction in the new
> program starts at line 252, then I type the second at line
> 253, and if I type the third then a new bank of 7 lines from
> 254-260 become available. Once this happens then all GTO in
> the first program don't work.
> I changed a GTO in the first program and found that all GTO up
> to GTO 255 didn't work (except GTO 000 still works I think<G>)
> but GTO 256 and over does.
> This new bank of lines cannot be
> "deleted" - the only way to fix things is clear the program
> and re-type, only go up to line 253, and buy another 12C for
> the second program<G>
Message #2 Posted by Patrick on 5 June 2003, 1:24 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Gene
In 20 years, these early Platinums with the bugs will be highly sought after collector's items!
|Re: Bugs? Rejoice!|
Message #3 Posted by Scuba Diver on 5 June 2003, 9:01 p.m.,
in response to message #2 by Patrick
20 years? If these new units last 20 years, then I'm Bill Clinton!
Monica...can you come back in a few minutes? I'm busy right now!
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