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RE: newRPL: [UPDATED Oct-01-2015] Firmware for testing available for download
(10-05-2015 12:11 PM)Claudio L. Wrote:  The idea is that if you are writing or editing a program let's say in DEG mode, the SIN key will not only compute SIND, but also type SIND in your program and SIND() in your algebraic expressions, this makes it clear it's in degrees.
But yes, it breaks compatibility with any existing code using a mode other than radians. On the other hand, CAS programs are always forcing the radians mode on you, so those will not be affected. Non-CAS programs will be using SIN, so not affected either.
One advantage is that in CAS programs, by having a different name, the derivative of SIND for example, could automatically be PI/180*COSD(u)*u', no mode change needed.

I see, and it's better than what I thought. Furthermore, I seldom use the CAS.

(10-05-2015 12:11 PM)Claudio L. Wrote:  I don't know, I'm still debating myself if this is really "better", hence is still not implemented. Perhaps more comments from people can help clear this out.

Maybe you could open a new thread for trig functions, in order to get more opinions.

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