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Intenal Object format
08-02-2021, 10:43 PM
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RE: Intenal Object format
Unlike all previous HP models, Prime was designed from the get-go for use in schools systems and includes systemic features built-in (Exam mode) to preserve the integrity of the system, also allowing the instructor to control which features are/are not available to the student when in restricted modes. Not providing free memory access, "peek" like instructions, details on internals, etc. was probably done in that spirit, to help preserve said system integrity.

Doing things to make it easier for users to hack the system and possibly circumvent these safeguards could be met with even more draconian limitations and/or system changes to 'fight back'. Exam mode integrity seems to be of paramount importance to the success of the Prime. Given the limited resources that seem to be available, it would be a shame if they had to waste effort in those areas.

So, while I'd never (ever!) suggest you should not explore and document this stuff, I can say you should not be surprised if the current details and access methods change as a result.

Just something to think about.

--Bob Prosperi
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Intenal Object format - devin122 - 07-27-2021, 08:57 PM
RE: Intenal Object format - devin122 - 07-30-2021, 03:24 PM
RE: Intenal Object format - jfelten - 08-02-2021, 05:15 PM
RE: Intenal Object format - devin122 - 08-04-2021, 06:45 PM
RE: Intenal Object format - rprosperi - 08-04-2021, 07:24 PM
RE: Intenal Object format - Tim Wessman - 08-04-2021, 11:58 PM
RE: Intenal Object format - rprosperi - 08-02-2021 10:43 PM



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