[RFC] SI Units in KDE

Neil Stevens neil at qualityassistant.com
Thu Sep 19 23:50:51 BST 2002

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On Thursday September 19, 2002 03:38, Ryan Cumming wrote:
> On September 19, 2002 15:19, Neil Stevens wrote:
> > > Maybe we could use "old-style" MB when the user has selected
> > > imperial as their measurement system? I can see how that could get
> > > confusing, however, as "MB" would then have two different meanings.
> >
> > Ah, so it's not only enough that you want to be able to clear
> > confuson, but you want to impose your measuring system on the whole
> > world?
> Where did you get that from?

Your last sentence was backing away from the configurability, somehow 
implying that the traditional use of MB is more "confusing" than the new 

> > You still haven't answered one of my original questions:  What does
> > ifconfig have to do with anything?
> ifconfig is an example of the SI units showing up in user tools. Another
> example would be du's strict-SI mode.

ifconfig is not a user tool, and du defaults to the binary powers.  50% 
split in your sample, so why don't you add a global setting to the KDE 3.2 
feature plan?
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