|Re: 35S INPUT (I) bug|
Message #19 Posted by Gene Wright on 6 Aug 2007, 3:24 p.m.,
in response to message #18 by Katie Wasserman
Sorry to hear that, Katie.
Compared to the 12c way of things, the 35s is a godsend. I'd bet you'd agree to that...
It is the ONLY way I would ever want to program with line number GTO and XEQ statements.
Yes, yes, local labels would be much nicer, but that just wasn't in the cards given the legacy platform of this machine. Not going to happen. Period.
So, either 26 labels as before, or a very good compromise that has already allowed for much more complicated programming than would otherwise be possible.
As you say, it can always be ignored and just programmed as if only global labels were available.
But, the only time I have seen a problem is when you need to change the function at the destination of a GTO or XEQ. Does that really happen all that often with programs you write? It hasn't with me. Usually it is in the body of a calculation that I find something left out.
But then, I also write out my programs on paper if they are longer than 20 or 30 lines, and work through the GTO and XEQ destinations that way.