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10.4: Be aware of a Calculator widget bug
Authored by: melvinwalker on May 24, '05 01:20:48PM

You keep saying this, and you don't seem to realize that it's irrelevant.

Most cheap calculators work on just one operation at a time, unlike standard infix mathematic convention. They are cheap tools for simple operations. This calculator is designed to work like them.

A person doing more complex math on one of these (heaven forbid) would OF COURSE type 2 x 3 =, then + 1 =, since he understands how his tool works. If his tool doesn't work as he desires, he has the wrong tool. These calculators are designed for balancing your checkbook, not doing your math homework.

The kind of calculator this emulates can be had for next-to-nothing. We have maybe 5 of these around the house, 2 of which we can't find. They are disposable. They are nearly ubitquitous, and it wouldn't surprise me if billions are sold each year worldwide. If it's the wrong tool for you, so be it.



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