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Possible bug in Time Setting
06-26-2015, 04:38 PM (This post was last modified: 06-26-2015 04:59 PM by kharpster.)
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RE: Possible bug in Time Setting
(06-26-2015 03:52 PM)Tim Wessman Wrote:  Why is it a stupid design? I am genuinely curious as to your reasoning.

There is no "accept" anywhere in system dialogs because they are views - not modal boxes that come up on top of something else. Changes happen as you make them. This is part of the whole concept of view switching.

It seems you are wanting to set an exact, specific time to the clock - yet are trying to do so using a timed exit of a dialog that has 1 minute resolution.

The word "stupid" maybe a bit harse, however from the out of date users manual:

Contains the system time. The format is HH°MM’SS’’, with the hours in 24-hour format. This format is used irrespective of the format set on the Home Settings screen. On page 2 of Home Settings, enter values for Time.

In a program, type:
HH°MM’SS’’ ▶ Time, where HH are the two digits of the hour (0≤HH<24), MM are the two digits of the
minutes, and SS are the two digits of the seconds.

Now, it may be just me, but the term settings combined with the ability to change same has the generally accepted implication that what I enter will replace the existing data. The manual does not state that the seconds will be disregarded on this view. [edit] , and in fact it, the view allows them to be entered. (Incorrect!) [end edit] This is at the very least confusing, and has led to this thread. Tim, there is so much wrong in your reply (ies), you tend to be defensive in a number of your replies, which is a trait of developers (I have been writing code for 36 years professionally and have owned a number of consulting businesses). And, although not a show stopper, this really is a problem, the existing software and manual has caused confusion with one or more of your customers. The correct solution is to fix the "view" (set the seconds as entered, or exclude them on the view) and update the manual accordingly.

The Prime has a lot of capability, but it also has considerably more than just a few problems. I am not certain what is happening internally at HP, but I do question that the calculator division will survive as is, if at all. Money talks, and I doubt that the division is doing much for HP's bottom line...
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Possible bug in Time Setting - bobkrohn - 06-18-2015, 02:41 PM
RE: Possible bug in Time Setting - kharpster - 06-26-2015 04:38 PM

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