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WP34S - PSTO PRCL question - CR Haeger - 04-02-2015 02:55 AM

Hi - I am a new WP34S user. I have a question about proper use of PSTO and PRCL commands.

After reading the v3.3 manual and a beginners guide, I tried to save a program into the library using PSTO.

I created a program with label 'F' then pointed to it using GTO F. Then h P.FCN PSTO XEQ.

After checking h CAT it seems that Lbl F is still in ram, not moved to Lib.

This occurs in both my device and in the emulator. Am I doing something incorrectly?

Otherwise, a fantastic machine!


RE: WP34S - PSTO PRCL question - Marcus von Cube - 04-02-2015 07:35 AM

(04-02-2015 02:55 AM)CR Haeger Wrote:  After checking h CAT it seems that Lbl F is still in ram, not moved to Lib.
This occurs in both my device and in the emulator. Am I doing something incorrectly?

You are doing everything correctly. PSTO makes a copy of your program. If you want to recover the RAM occupied by your program, just use CLP on it in RAM.


RE: WP34S - PSTO PRCL question - signals - 04-02-2015 01:20 PM

(04-02-2015 07:35 AM)Marcus von Cube Wrote:  You are doing everything correctly. PSTO makes a copy of your program. If you want to recover the RAM occupied by your program, just use CLP on it in RAM.

I ran across this same issue, and since I was nervous about deleting my hand-entered program without confirmation that it had actually been saved to flash, I just changed the LBL in RAM to something else. Then I could see the program under the old name in Lib.


RE: WP34S - PSTO PRCL question - Marcus von Cube - 04-02-2015 03:00 PM

(04-02-2015 01:20 PM)signals Wrote:  I ran across this same issue, and since I was nervous about deleting my hand-entered program without confirmation that it had actually been saved to flash...

Use PSAVE (ON+STO+STO) to make a copy of the complete RAM into a special area in flash. This is a safe way to protect your work before you start doing dangerous things like starting long running programs or changing batteries. Programs from the backup area can even be directly run if needed.