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EXC/ x<>Rn for stack efficiency
06-28-2017, 12:42 AM (This post was last modified: 06-28-2017 12:43 AM by Thomas Okken.)
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RE: EXC/ x<>Rn for stack efficiency
(06-27-2017 09:42 PM)Matt Agajanian Wrote:  
(06-19-2017 05:44 PM)GrampaDave Wrote:  But HP had better names, whose sly humor made them memorable, at least to native English speakers.

Radio Engineer Ann Tenor
Arctic explorer Jean-Claude Coulaire
Logistics specialist Justin Tyme

(I confess I made up that last one, but it's exactly in the HP style.)

Yea, these were what added to the fun & enjoyment of learning how to use our HP calculators.

On another note, as advanced and to compete with the SR-52, I wonder why HP did not include an EXC function on the 67, but waited until the HP-41.

Because the HP-67 had "merged keystrokes," meaning every instruction was one byte. PANAMATIK posted this very enlightening link the other day:

With the HP-41C, HP let go of the one-byte-per-instruction thing, and that enabled them to do what TI was doing, i.e. allow register numbers from 00 to 99, and add new functions like EXC a.k.a. X<>.

In the HP-42S, they took this even further, adding RCL+ etc., and alphanumeric variable names.
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