In Cisco IOS, you can switch from one interface from another real easy. The Interface command moves you from one interface to another without having to Exit every time you configure an interface.
With Procurve switch, you don't have the same kind of flexibility. Everytime you configure an interface, you would need to Exit out to Configuration mode before you can enter another interface.
Let look at this example on a Cisco switch:
desc "IBA LAN"
desc "ESV LAN"
That's perfectly legal on the Cisco IOS. Now configure that on a Procurve switch:
name "IBA LAN"
name "ESV LAN"
If you miss Exit command, you'll received an "Invalid Input" error because you can not go to a different interface from within an interface. I never like this approach and prefer the shortcut where you enter two commands on one single line. Not only it cuts out the Exit command but keeps you in the Config mode.
Int g0/1 name "IBA LAN"
Int g0/2 name "ESV LAN"