[TUHS] The most surprising Unix programs

Jon Steinhart jon at fourwinds.com
Wed Mar 18 10:17:40 AEST 2020

Dave Horsfall writes:
> On Tue, 17 Mar 2020, ca6c at firemail.cc wrote:
> > There is something sexy about reverse Polish notation.  I really do 
> > encourage everyone reading this to try dc as their "desk calculator" for 
> > some time.
> I've been using my trusty HP-42S for so long that I can hardly remember 
> how to use a "normal" calculator :-)
> Oh, and I was surprised to learn that "bc" is just a front-end to "dc" 
> when I read the manpage more closely; it is indeed the "Unix Way"[tm].
> -- Dave

I use free42 which is a great 42S emulator that doesn't run out of batteries.

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