Ubuntu Policy: prefixes for multiples of units

Malcolm malcolm.parsons at gmail.com
Thu Sep 25 11:12:34 BST 2008

2008/9/24 Scott James Remnant <scott at canonical.com>:

> Confusion has often reigned as to the exact values of these multiples;
> since computing has often used factors as powers of 2, rather than
> powers of ten.  Thus a kilobyte may be considered 1x2^10 bytes (1024) or
> 1x10^3 bytes (1000) depending on the system in use.

Why not avoid the confusion by letting the user choose which prefix
system to use.

i.e. let's invent LC_BYTE_PREFIX.

Malcolm Parsons

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