OT: C++ Question

Knapp magick.crow at gmail.com
Fri Mar 13 20:18:11 UTC 2009

> I agree. Personally I prefer ”c++”.
> By the way, Karl, and way off topic: ”CM” doesn't mean centimeters. ”cm”
> does. I don't know what C means, but ”c” means ”centi”, ”m” means ”meter”
> and ”M” means ”mega”. So one million meters = 1 Mm, but for some strange
> reason people seem to rather say 1000 km, which indeed is the same thing but
> still I wonder why not using Mm instead. And why use tons? 1 ton is exactly
> the same as 1 Mg. Well, never mind…
> J.R.

I just found out today that ton in German means the same as in English
but it also means barrel. I would guess that at some point one barrel
weighed the same as one ton.

Douglas E Knapp

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