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New HP-42S Replacement?
09-27-2017, 01:29 AM
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RE: New HP-42S Replacement?
(09-26-2017 11:31 PM)BruceH Wrote:  
(09-17-2017 05:13 PM)Thomas Okken Wrote:  Why would I do that?
Not going to happen. Not while I'm in charge, anyway.

What would be nice is if you could take a couple of the features from the HP32SII and add them to free42, please?

The first is the fractional number mode: typing "1..2" to get 1/2 (or 0.5 depending upon display mode) and "2.3.4" for 2+3/4 is really useful. Even if the values are only entered as fractions but displayed as decimals afterwards, it can still be a time-saver when entering values provided in fractional form. (Of course, I wouldn't say no to the full fat version that has the fraction display mode with the ability to fix the denominator, although I appreciate the 32SII has issues with this that make the feature less appealing.)

The second unique feature of the HP32SII is the ability to provide an algebraic expression to the solver rather than an RPN program.

Here is what I wrote a few months ago, in a similar context, on the SwissMicros forum:

Quote:As far as I'm concerned, Free42 is very close to being done. Things on my to-do list include plain-text program import and export, CSV variable import and export, disabling auto-sleep in Android and iOS through the ON function (current session) and a Preferences setting (permanent), a bunch of bug fixes, and not much else.

I will keep maintaining Free42: fixing bugs, minor improvements, and, if a new platform comes along and gains significant market share, a new port is always a possibility.

But when it comes to significant new functionality: no. Free42 is everything I want it to be. I am not interested in things like algebraic equations, HP-IL, subdirectories, etc., and, perhaps more to the point, I don't want to add new functionality even if someone else were to write it, because the moment I accept it into my repository, it becomes my responsibility.

Having said that, if anyone wants to create a Free42++ fork as a downstream project, based on my code and my ongoing fixes, they'll have my blessing.
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New HP-42S Replacement? - Joe Horn - 09-12-2017, 07:39 PM
RE: New HP-42S Replacement? - Jlouis - 09-12-2017, 08:36 PM
RE: New HP-42S Replacement? - pier4r - 09-12-2017, 09:04 PM
RE: New HP-42S Replacement? - Carsen - 09-12-2017, 09:07 PM
RE: New HP-42S Replacement? - Jlouis - 09-12-2017, 09:15 PM
RE: New HP-42S Replacement? - Luigi Vampa - 09-12-2017, 09:26 PM
RE: New HP-42S Replacement? - Thomas Okken - 09-13-2017, 04:05 AM
RE: New HP-42S Replacement? - aurelio - 09-21-2017, 07:36 PM
RE: New HP-42S Replacement? - Brian Walsh - 09-23-2017, 04:29 AM
RE: New HP-42S Replacement? - Thomas Okken - 09-23-2017, 04:34 PM
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RE: New HP-42S Replacement? - Namir - 09-12-2017, 10:01 PM
RE: New HP-42S Replacement? - Brian Walsh - 09-13-2017, 12:35 AM
RE: New HP-42S Replacement? - Joe Horn - 09-13-2017, 02:17 AM
RE: New HP-42S Replacement? - Paul Dale - 09-13-2017, 06:31 AM
RE: New HP-42S Replacement? - Paul Dale - 09-13-2017, 07:41 AM
RE: New HP-42S Replacement? - Paul Dale - 09-13-2017, 11:52 AM
RE: New HP-42S Replacement? - toml_12953 - 09-13-2017, 12:39 PM
RE: New HP-42S Replacement? - AlexFekken - 09-13-2017, 06:50 AM
RE: New HP-42S Replacement? - Paul Dale - 09-13-2017, 07:17 AM
RE: New HP-42S Replacement? - RMollov - 09-13-2017, 10:26 AM
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RE: New HP-42S Replacement? - Luigi Vampa - 09-13-2017, 08:21 PM
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RE: New HP-42S Replacement? - pier4r - 09-17-2017, 06:06 PM
RE: New HP-42S Replacement? - BruceH - 09-26-2017, 11:31 PM
RE: New HP-42S Replacement? - Thomas Okken - 09-27-2017 01:29 AM
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RE: New HP-42S Replacement? - Werner - 09-20-2017, 01:40 PM
RE: New HP-42S Replacement? - Joe Horn - 09-21-2017, 07:05 AM
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