# TI BASIC Does anyone know what this syntax is?

• Calculators
What does the '0' do in this command? ... I should be able to figure this out, but I am stumped at the moment It is prompting the user for an "E" value, then storing it in E and then....

Code:
Request "E=",E,0

Hurkyl
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The manual should say.

Executing the code might offer insight.

But if I had to guess, I would say that it would use 0 as a default value. (e.g. if the user hit enter without typing in any data)

The manual should say.

Executing the code might offer insight.

But if I had to guess, I would say that it would use 0 as a default value. (e.g. if the user hit enter without typing in any data)

Yeah, the manual is pretty terrible (i.e. wrong a lot of the time). I did figure this out though by trial and error. 0 turns alpha lock off, so that by default the user is entering a number and not a string.