Using standardized SI prefixes
venthur at debian.org
Mon Jun 11 13:44:44 UTC 2007
> Hi all,
> Please look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binary_prefix . I
> put a bug up for it https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/119822 &
> Aaron helpfully said it needs more discussion. I have had great
> support from libtorrent code.rasterbar.com as well as the guys at
> deluge http://dev.deluge-torrent.org .
> The difference is simply astonishing to put aside if let's say a
> download or an .ISO says 700 MB (700*1000) it becomes 683.59375 MiB
> (700000/1024) . Please lemme know what you guys think about it ?
> It isn't just ubuntu or debian but this needs to be done
> everywhere. Have something accurate.
I support your request. Although I think this isn't a big deal for the
average user, it is pretty confusing from time to time since you can't
be sure what a k actually means.
This standard you're talking about exists for a while now but it seems
that people (programmers) are adapting really slow. We could do the
community a favor by doing what's in our possibility and push the
adoption a bit further.
PS: Next time please use your real name when posting to Debian mailing
Bastian Venthur http://venthur.de
Debian Developer venthur at debian org
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