Using standardized SI prefixes

Alex Jones alex at
Thu Jun 14 18:23:59 UTC 2007

On Thu, 2007-06-14 at 20:15 +0200, David Verhasselt wrote:
> Yes, but the fact is that there are apparently a lot of different 
> opinions on what should be used. Therefore why not agree to disagree, 
> and let the user decide what they want to use. Make a centralized system 
> that converts an arbitrary byte-count to the user's preferred way of 
> viewing it. That's where I got the locale analogy from. I know, it's 
> probably overkill to create a whole new API for just this, but perhaps 
> there is an API where you could add a simple function that does this to. 
> Maybe in GTK?
> Either way, a centralized system would help stop errorenous usage of 
> GiB, GB or Gb.

Don't we already do this for °C and °F?
Alex Jones

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