kB in KDiskFreeSpace and others

Jeff Mitchell kde-dev at emailgoeshere.com
Fri Mar 28 15:18:26 GMT 2008

David Jarvie wrote:
> On Friday 28 March 2008 13:35, Peter Penz wrote:
>> [...]
>>>> OK for me to change the documentation text, then?
>>> Am I right in concluding from what you say that Dolphin reports sizes in
>>> kB (1000B), not kiB?
>> No, Dolphin reports the size in kiB and also the output shows "kiB". But
>> Jeff thought that Dolphin shows "kiB" as unit and that the numbers are
>> shown in "kB"... This was because the documentation for KDiskFreeSpace
>> said in the docu that i returns kB although it returns kiB ;-)
>> -> Jeff just wants to update the documentation so that it's 100 % clear
>> what KDiskFreeSpace returns
> Sorry - I don't have access to my system just now, so I couldn't check
> what it actually displays. :)
No problem.  Peter got it in a nutshell.  I saw that Dolphin was taking 
the "kB" value and passing it to KIO::convertSizeFromKiB and alarm bells 
went off in my mind, followed by a patch or two, then retracted when I 
realized it was just some vagueness in the documentation.  So I'm going 
to fix that...  :-)

Remember:  kibibyte, mibibyte, gibibyte, tibibyte, pibibyte, 
ribiculouslynamedbyte, bazibibyte, etc.  :-)

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