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Anything like "One-Minute Marvels" for the 41C?
05-25-2015, 10:50 PM (This post was last modified: 05-25-2015 11:03 PM by d b.)
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RE: Anything like "One-Minute Marvels" for the 41C?

Tight programming has always been in style for our machines, even ones with memories as "immense" as the 41. Another thing i remember as being sought after, among surveyors anyway, were programs which didn't use and alter any registers (ie totally in the stack by liberally using x<>y & rdn) or ones that returned an answer to X while leaving Y alone or replacing it. These were obviously to work inside of or with other larger routines.

There was another thing I did to save main memory back when i was using it for point storage. I'd save a couple of lines on my toggled meters/feet conversion by making the M>ft output a fix 2 and ft>M a fix 3. Simply remembering which one was keytop and which was shifted would have negated that need, but that didn't occur to me then.

RE: "And what's "the TOS collection"? Does Kirk wax macho on RPN?"
Kirk always seemed to me a right hemisphere & analogue kind of guy. Now Spock; He comes from a whole planet full of RPN users.
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