Using standardized SI prefixes
alex at weej.com
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?
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