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Option to disable integer base conversions #219

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DavidP76 opened this Issue Jul 21, 2017 · 5 comments

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DavidP76 commented Jul 21, 2017

This is a feature request, not bug report (please let me know if this is not the right place for this, and I apologize if so):

Please provide a configuration option to disable base conversions for integer Calc results

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Hi and welcome! No worries you are in the right place.
Is there any particular reason behind this request?

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polyvertex commented Jul 21, 2017

Hi and welcome! No worries you are in the right place.
Is there any particular reason behind this request?

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The reason for this request is that the calculations that I frequently perform are very simple business calculations, and therefore I will never have the need to operate in hexidecimal or octal. It's great functionality to have available, but I would rather deactivate it for my configuration.

Thanks for the response and outstanding work on this program.

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DavidP76 commented Jul 21, 2017

The reason for this request is that the calculations that I frequently perform are very simple business calculations, and therefore I will never have the need to operate in hexidecimal or octal. It's great functionality to have available, but I would rather deactivate it for my configuration.

Thanks for the response and outstanding work on this program.

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Ok, I see no cons of adding this option. It will very probably be available in the next release.

But while I perfectly understand you would never need base conversion, the reason I asked is because I was quite surprised by the request.

  • From a purely practical standpoint the result(s) of the expression always come(s) first in the list, then the converted values so in your case it should be no bother unless I missed something?
  • From a purely technical standpoint, the CPU time needed for those conversions is insignificant

So in the end, I guess it's purely for cosmetics (visual pollution)?

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polyvertex commented Jul 21, 2017

Ok, I see no cons of adding this option. It will very probably be available in the next release.

But while I perfectly understand you would never need base conversion, the reason I asked is because I was quite surprised by the request.

  • From a purely practical standpoint the result(s) of the expression always come(s) first in the list, then the converted values so in your case it should be no bother unless I missed something?
  • From a purely technical standpoint, the CPU time needed for those conversions is insignificant

So in the end, I guess it's purely for cosmetics (visual pollution)?

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DavidP76 Jul 21, 2017

Correct - simply cosmetics (just like the currency option can be removed for folks who are not working with monetary calculations). Thanks very much!

DavidP76 commented Jul 21, 2017

Correct - simply cosmetics (just like the currency option can be removed for folks who are not working with monetary calculations). Thanks very much!

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base_conversion setting now available in v2.15.4

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polyvertex commented Aug 27, 2017

base_conversion setting now available in v2.15.4

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