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10-20-2018, 11:01 PM (This post was last modified: 10-21-2018 02:11 AM by sasa.)
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(10-20-2018 09:01 PM)Joe Horn Wrote:  See the Help screens for "SUPPRESS" and "suppress" for more info.

Meta-Hint: I didn't know that this command existed either, but the built-in Help utility's built-in Search function is awesome.

The problem is that I'm mainly relied so far on PDF User Guide from latest public beta (Third Edition: December 2017, Document Part Number: 813269-003), which on page 501 state:


Given a list and an element, deletes the first occurrence of the element in the list (if there is one) and returns the result.
suppress(List, Element)

suppress([0 1 2 3 2],2) returns [0 1 3 2]

More clear name would be as well DELETE/REMOVE...

Apart from this fundamentally different explanation for SUPPRESS function, there is many important information missing in the "User Guide", especially recently added functionality, as for example WAIT(-1)...

Thank you for the hint, I can see now that context sensitive help from the emulator is much more detailed and probably more up to date. However that makes real problem to read and find related references.

Another problem of "User Guide" document is that there is no "Related/member functions" reference list, which would be quite useful, as some functions may be used on several different objects.

In any case, I will report all this directly to HP. They will probably fix the documentation accordingly.
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All about lists - sasa - 10-20-2018, 03:54 PM
RE: All about lists - pier4r - 10-20-2018, 05:54 PM
RE: All about lists - sasa - 10-20-2018, 06:49 PM
RE: All about lists - Joe Horn - 10-20-2018, 09:01 PM
RE: All about lists - sasa - 10-20-2018 11:01 PM
RE: All about lists - Tim Wessman - 10-21-2018, 10:56 AM
RE: All about lists - Giancarlo - 10-21-2018, 01:06 PM

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