Re: Using standardized SI prefixes
Bastian Venthur <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I agree with the "sounds stupid" part, although I don't belive this is a
> valid argument. What I don't believe is your 80 colums argument. Could
> you please name a few of the *many* programs which would have to drop
> information, precision, or significantly change their display to use the
> "KiB" unit?
E.g. all of the "top"-type programs, which display stuff in colums like
memory sizes etc, and are _extremely_ starved for space. It would be
ludicrous to change the memory size displays in such programs from
"224K" to "224KiB" just to give some obsessive-compulsive types a warm
> On the other hand, we have the chance to avoid user confusion
No one is actually confused.
This "standard" doesn't actually solve a real problem.
"Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that
you do it." Mahatma Gandhi