[RFC] SI Units in KDE
rik at kde.org
Fri Sep 20 07:40:02 BST 2002
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#if Martijn Klingens
> On Thursday 19 September 2002 23:26, Neil Stevens wrote:
> > This change would cause short term, medium term, and long term
> > confusion and annoyance. If you want consistency, go tell those
> > hard disk manufacturers to go back to using the true binary
> > convention.
> Ehm, how many people in this world calculate using the decimal
> system? And how many prefer using 'kilo == 1024' over that?
> Why do you think a kilometer is 1000 meters? Much easier calculating,
> for one, and consistent with liters, grammes, and all other SI-units.
> Ok, agreed, you're an American and there people are still doing the
> math for miles, feet and what more, but most of the world prefers
> decimal ;-)
I'm 6'1" tall and I live 5 miles from the nearest major city. Ok,
so UK isn't quite into metric either, yet.... but this isn't a
metric/imperial issue, it's to do with powers of 10 versus powers
Ok, let's do it. We just an autoconf macro to check that we're
compiling for a denary-based system and we're all set.
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