|Re: hp-71b RPN capability|
Message #6 Posted by Kim on 20 Mar 2003, 7:32 a.m.,
in response to message #5 by Terry Ingram
Well actually I made a mistake.
It's the HP41 translator. Which is a special version of the Forth ROM.
The ROM effectively makes the 71B into a 41CX with a truckload of registers (I don't remeber how many but it's a lot, over 1000 I think). It takes old 41 programs via IL and runs them on the 71B
So this would definately make the 71B RPN capable.
On top it has a series of need functions you can read more about in this location. Beware, the Assembler is NOT included in this ROM.
The best way to dive into the particulars of the ROM without bying the ROM for sale on the BAY is to get hold of the precious CD set (or now DVD as well) that is made available via this great site.
The Archives of Forum has lot's of conversations about the Forth ROM versus the 41 Translator. The best place to dive is right here.
Looking forward to see what the ROM goes for.....?