> I believe that since one is using a computer rather than a handheld
> calculator, one should take advantage of useful features (such
> as destructive or nondestructive backspacing) available on the
> computer. In addition, a person used to using the arrow keys,
> backspace and/or rubout/delete to correct errors wouldn't be
> thrown for a loop when s/he finds such features unavailable
> in a calculator, in this case, NFBCALC.
I second this oppinion. Not taking advantage of all of the available
features assumes that the original interface for calculators is best.
Backspacing was not left out of calculators due to thoughful design but
probably rather to lack of ability to technical support it. A lot of the
more pricy calculators today offer full editing before pressing the
equals key. As long as new interfaces are backwards compatible with a
"standard" there should rarely be problems with adding new features.
Dannie J. Gregoire
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