[RFC] SI Units in KDE
alexander.neundorf at gmx.net
Fri Sep 20 00:49:35 BST 2002
On Friday 20 September 2002 00:50, Neil Stevens wrote:
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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
I'd also say let's keep the 1024 for sizes in bytes, people with computer
knowledge know that 1 KB is 1024 byte, people who don't care, well, don't
This is now exactly the second time that I heard from "Mibibit" (or how was it
?) and I think if we use this it will lead to really big confusion.
> > > 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?
Hmm, yet another config option....
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