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10.4: Be aware of a Calculator widget bug
Authored by: sbieniek on May 24, '05 02:12:25PM

I believe it works like the old skool CPA calculators (The ones with the little receipt rolls), you have all seen them.

Anyone who has had an advanced math course will be driven batty by them, the way they make you enter complex calcuations. Basically, any time you enter a calculation, 5+5 and then hit the "*" key, it acts as an "=" key before performing your calculation. So the calculator does the math, (in this case =10, and awaits your input for the multiplication)

In this instance...the calculator is assuming you are smart enough to recognize the order of operations, and are giving the input accordingly. If you want your calculator to do more than that, then pick up a more advanced version. I believe someone has already said this widget was designed to balance your checkbook. It is truly a sad day that people need a calculator for that, but that is for another debate. I would imagine a calculator that interprets your input for you would take up far more valuable RAM than many are willing to give it...but then again, you probably need the calculator to figure out just how much RAM it would actually need. :)



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