Re: Using standardized SI prefixes
Le lundi 11 juin 2007 à 19:56 -0500, Mark Reitblatt a écrit :
> That's not "consistent". Kilobyte has always meant 2^10 bytes.
No, it has never. Kilo has always meant 10^3. Full stop. End of story.
Bye bye. People didn't invent the SI just so that a small group of
hackers decide that suddenly it is 2^10 just because it is more
convenient. SI units are *universal*.
There is a world outside computing, you know. Just ask anyone outside
your small world how much bytes they think a kilobyte is.
> "kilo" in "kilobyte" is not an SI prefix.
"Kilo" is always a SI prefix.
> SI prefixes only apply to SI measurements
> There is no confusion;
There seems to be in your mind.
> the only place where a kilobyte != 2^10 bytes is in hard drive
> manufacturer's advertising materials.
No. A kilobyte is 10^3 bytes everywhere. At least, in all countries who
use SI units.
> This is the way it has been for
> decades, and it is a perfectly acceptable and desirable standard.
It has never been anything but a gross imprecision introduced by people
incapable of following rigorous standards.
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