Poll: Multiplication sign in 2D mode? In non-2D/text editor?
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Multiplication Poll: * or · or something else?
03-08-2014, 06:19 PM (This post was last modified: 03-08-2014 06:20 PM by Thomas Ritschel.)
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RE: Multiplication Poll: * or · or something else?
(03-08-2014 05:51 PM)eried Wrote:  
(03-08-2014 05:33 PM)Thomas Ritschel Wrote:  Well, then I'm asking myself why there are just three entry modes: Textbook, Algebraic, RPN (not to mention the separate CAS mode).
Why not having just one mode (RPN, of course!) which works as expected?

I think TW is talking about non-critical settings. Entry mode (also number format, angle format, etc) is probably a bit more important than this visual thing (without RPN in the options maybe this forum wouldn't exist? and we were still playing with our HP50gs)

I think even those "simpler" settings can be quite critical:
Consider the setting for the decimal mark. If it's set to a comma ( , ) which would be the default when the language is set to "German", this somehow also affects some other delimiters, e.g. the semicolon ( ; ). This causes that many commands (especially in programs) will not work properly anymore (already discussed here in some other threads).

What I mean is: Why not stick to a minimum set of options?
If localization causes so many problems, then drop it.
And remember all those inconsistencies in the user manual resulting from too many mode options.

Just my thoughts...
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