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hpppl read documentation. - ji3m - 09-25-2015 02:31 PM

Where is the serious documentation fot the programming on the prime.
People use things like TICKS, #cas, Afiles , etc. What are "case rules"?
The user guide is extremely bloated with buiktin app stuff but a near worthless discussion of

Do i have to learn the details by scouring peoples programs and guessing?

Whats missing are some real basic things.
It took me forever to figure out that commans in rpn require argument count.

What is all this upper lower case stuff.

What exactly is compiled and what is not?

What is a program? Are they all global?

I could rave on but the point is that its like an adventure experimenting just to figure this thing out.

RE: hpppl read documentation. - Thomas_Sch - 09-25-2015 03:39 PM

There's a user guide, did you find it?

RE: hpppl read documentation. - ji3m - 09-25-2015 03:53 PM

I have the user guide for the prime. It has very little info on the prigramming language and the basic
organization of the enviroment.

What i mean is a document with details about the programming language.
For example how did people find out abot the TICKS variable or how to make #cas functions. These are
NOT discussed in the prime user manual.

So again is there a programming manual which is not the 600 page user manual.

RE: hpppl read documentation. - Jonathan Cameron - 09-25-2015 04:16 PM

There are several articles in the "Articles" forum that are helpful for these types of questions.


There is one about 1/3 of the way down and then several near the end.