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Зарубежная заметка о МК-152

Elektronika MK-152: Retrograde Russian Programmable Calc

While the poster at Paradoxoff is slagging this "Elektronika MK-152" programable calculator—and it is very humble, with only half a meg of memory, membrane keys, and no power supply—I find its sturdy Russian construction and no-fuss design appealing. Of course, I don't have to use it, only admire it from afar.
But as one commentor noted:

The programming language of this device is very easy. There are many problems for non-programmers that should be solved. How much does it spend for engeneer to write program that realize his new function, if he doesn’t programming languages? In C++ it spends more than half of day. In this device it spends less than 15 mins. And about memory for example: a program to calculate square root takes 24 bytes only.

Then again, this thing is going for over $150 in Russia, so expecting a few more modern features is not unreasonable.

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st's picture

a program to calculate square root ? > a program to calculate square root takes 24 bytes only.
Мне кажется, для вычисления квадратного корня достаточно программы в 1 байт.
Они, похоже, с прямым углом решением квадратного уравнения перепутали. ^_^

st's picture

Добавил им комментарий. Пока на модерации. И в исходную заметку тоже

program to calculate square root takes 24 bytes only
Definitely, there is a mistake.
24 bytes are taken by program to resolve quadratic equation not square root ;)

Serguei Tarassov
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