dwj-digest (Diana Wynne Jones) V1 #929

deborah deborah.dwj at suberic.net
Mon Dec 20 12:05:21 EST 2004


|On Sun, Dec 19, 2004 at 10:32:57AM -0600, Margaret Ball wrote:
|>The first handheld calculator I ever met cost roughly $700 (probably
|>equivalent to $1400 today!), and it was made by HP, and it used Reverse
|>Polish notation. Anybody remember Reverse Polish?

I occasionally use Reverse Polish notation for a command line unix
calculator, but only because it's so much faster than using a graphical
version.

-deborah
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totally-bloody-psychotic-menace-to-life-and-limb, more like it."
				-neil gaiman

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