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[WP34S] VIEWalpha not working as documented
Message #1 Posted by Les Wright on 16 Apr 2012, 9:13 p.m.

On p. 73 of the most recent manual, the function in question has three documented paths to invocation. Of the three, only the second, via a function in the P.FCN menu, can I find. The first path (h VIEW alpha) merely displays VIEW s_. The third path, via a function in X.FCN, does not exist--the functions go from VERS to WDAY in the menu listing.

Is the calculator wrong, or is the manual? I am using the most recent firmware release, 2809.

TIA,

Les

      
Re: [WP34S] VIEWalpha not working as documented
Message #2 Posted by Paul Dale on 16 Apr 2012, 9:25 p.m.,
in response to message #1 by Les Wright

The third path is definitely a manual error. We removed the duplicated commands in the catalogues and the manual mustn't have been completely updated.

The second, I'm not so sure about. At the moment it is asking for a lettered/stack register, I've a feeling we didn't want that here but aren't sure anymore. So it is either a manual error or a bug from the code size reduction efforts in the keyboard handling.

- Pauli

      
Re: [WP34S] VIEWalpha not working as documented
Message #3 Posted by Walter B on 17 Apr 2012, 2:03 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Les Wright

Thanks for reporting! As Pauli wrote, the third way is an error (survivor) in the manual. Corrected and will be submitted soon. The first way should work (but out of alpha mode only). Looks like an error in input handling. Will investigate.

            
Re: [WP34S] VIEWalpha not working as documented
Message #4 Posted by Walter B on 17 Apr 2012, 9:35 a.m.,
in response to message #3 by Walter B

Updated the manual according to the VIEW[alpha] behaviour as is. May change, however.

      
Re: [WP34S] VIEWalpha not working as documented
Message #5 Posted by Marcus von Cube, Germany on 17 Apr 2012, 2:14 a.m.,
in response to message #1 by Les Wright

In alpha mode, press h VIEW -. The '-' shall remind you of the three dashes displayed below the text.


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