[PATCH] Add option to use traditional binary units instead of kibibytes

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Sat Jul 4 15:46:41 BST 2009

Olivier Goffart wrote:
>Le Thursday 02 July 2009, Michael Pyne a écrit :
>> This is forwarded from a discussion on kde-devel regarding binary
>> units.
>> I would like to commit the attached patch to trunk by the end of this
>> week, if there are no major issues.
>> Please please please do not email or flame about adding an option to
>> use KB/MB instead of KiB/MiB without at least reading the kde-devel
>> thread first.
>The patch is wrong.
>If there is an option to switch to KB,  then KB MUST means 10^3 B
>This is the standard.
>Hard drive vandor follows that convention.
>Not doing it would be wrong.
>and power of 10 are more intuitive for human brain.

Which then must mean that we shouldn't have those units, since no user 
interface shows power-of-ten units (the only one I know are actually GNU 
coreutils and even then you have to read the manual to find out they 
support it).
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