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Complete (Adds Auto completion, fixed for AMS 3.10)


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Filename complete89.zip (Download)
Title Complete (Adds Auto completion, fixed for AMS 3.10)
Description This is a TSR that watches what you type into the home screen entry line and give command, and variable name suggestions back. You pick the completion with F1 to F8.
Author Samuel Stearley (sstear70@calvin.edu)
Category TI-89 Assembly Misc. Programs
File Size 103,098 bytes
File Date and Time Tue Aug 23 00:58:33 2005
Documentation Included? Yes
Source Code Included? Yes



Review by  Travis Evans
Reviewed on 2007-02-21
Evaluation time: 29+ days (20-Jan-2007 to 18-Feb-2007)

Tested on: HW2 TI-89 with AMS 2.09

Pros: Makes Home Screen typing much faster and more convenient; great when typing long function names or repetitive expressions

Cons: Occasionally gets in the way of typing or cursor movement; does not recognize certain functions (although they can be easily added)

* Stability/Reliability: 10/10

* Features: 9/10

* Size/Efficiency: 8/10

* Ease of use/Usability: 10/10

* Documentation: 8/10

* Overall: 9/10

Recommended: Yes

Basically, Complete attempts to guess what you are typing on the Home Screen and pops up a menu listing its guesses. You can either select the appropriate option from the menu to insert the rest of the name or function at the cursor location, or you can continue typing, and Complete continues to refine its guesses as you type more characters. This works quite well and is very handy. The menu interface is simple and makes sense. Sometimes it can be a little annoying, as certain menus use the left and right arrow keys. Occasionally these menus appear just when I'm trying to move the cursor, and I have to press ESC first to remove the menu. It's not a huge problem, though, and the vast majority of the time Complete is helpful rather than annoying.

When I initially tried Complete, I experienced a very annoying bug that happened very frequently: The auto-complete menu frequently was not erased properly, leaving a "zombie" menu over the home screen History. However, I found a newer version of Complete at http://www.stearley.org/calc.html that fixed this problem. At the time of this writing, ticalc.org's version seems a little out of date, so I would recommend downloading Complete from the stearley.org website if possible.

Complete was well designed. It auto-completes most of the functions as well as units and folders and variable names. It is additionally possible to add to the list of names that Complete can complete. This was a very good idea. This makes it possible to add short expressions or units to the complete list that you use often. It also makes up for the fact that Complete doesn't recognize some commands and functions "out-of-the-box", particularly the new functions and commands that appeared in AMS versions newer than 2.05.

Unfortunately, Complete only works on the Home Screen. I don't know whether it would have been feasible to have Complete work in other apps such as the Program Editor and Y= Editor, but it would have been really nice to be able to have auto-completion in other apps.

If you do a lot from the Home Screen, and maybe even if you only do a little, Complete is definitely worth a try. I've been using it for a few weeks now, and it's not something I will want to give up.

Note: Before using a TSR like this, be sure to get and install HW3Patch or h220xtsr first if you have a Hardware 2.00 or higher TI-89; otherwise, you may experience stability problems. With h220xtsr, this TSR has so far never crashed my calculator.

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uninevhk/uninevhk.asm   6820
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Things to Try.txt   11917
CompleteCode.ZIP   34196
MAKEERTH.89P   207
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uninevhk/uninevhk.tpr   1155
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uninevhk/evhkconv.txt   8435
complete.txt   31812

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