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HP-41: New HP-16C Emulator available
05-20-2022, 02:06 PM
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RE: HP-41: New HP-16C Emulator available
(05-20-2022 01:37 PM)Ángel Martin Wrote:  Yes, main FAT room was the limiting factor; it's always a struggle trying to fit so much functionality onto a reduced keyboard - not stepping on your toes or messing with the needed functions.

Well, we thought users wouldn't be using the direct key assignments much on this module because many of the functions on the overlay are really sub-functions, which cannot be assigned to the user keyboard. Thus we figured the preferred method would be using the 16C function launcher instead; this gives you access to both main and sub-functions equally and besides it doesn't mess with the actual key assignments in USER mode (only 16C needs to be assigned).

The flipside is you need one extra keystroke press, but that's (we thought) a small price to pay to rip the benefits of full function keyboard control...

I'll have a play with the 16C workflow as this is different from what I've been doing to date - assigning 16NPT to a key in CST on the DM41x and then entering the commands manually (in most cases these are easy to remember without referring to the docs). But there are occasions when you're simply looking to convert a bunch of values on the fly, and then negate/binary shift or suchlike; and that's where a dedicated mass key assignment makes sense.

I did attempt to get my head around the 16C launcher when I first started having a dabble and things were a little confusing, but now I understand some of the advanced features a little better, things will hopefully fall into place a little more easily.
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