[RFC] SI Units in KDE
ryan at completely.kicks-ass.org
Fri Sep 20 21:43:06 BST 2002
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On September 20, 2002 12:49, Thiago Macieira wrote:
> That would be a nice thing, but it could also get very confusing. For
> instance, imagine the confusion the use of MB and MiB side by side would
> create. And Konqueror reporting one number while ls reports another...
'ls', by default, reports sizes in bytes. If you use the -h switch, it uses
"G" to represent GiBs, "M" to represent MiBs, and "K" to represent KiBs, etc.
If you use the --si switch, it (correctly) reports units such as "GB", "MB",
So the only time you see 'ls' claiming something is a certain size in MB, it
is already using the SI convention.
> And not discussing whether it should be done or not, just imagine the sheer
> amount of work it would generate just to find all the places where the
> binary calculation is made. It would be a lot easier to change into the
> funny-sounding units than to go decimal...
I really don't think there would be too many areas that need to be changed
outside of KIO and Konqueror. If you're concerned about the amount of work, I
offer to do the entire conversion for 3.2.
> I for one will be happy on the increase of memory, from 768MB to 805.306MB
Martijn is suggesting that we measure memory sizes in MiBs, as they align
themselves nicely to binary boundries. So you'd go from 768MB to 768MiB ;)
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