Re: Using standardized SI prefixes
On Sat, 16 Jun 2007, Wesley J. Landaker wrote:
On Saturday 16 June 2007 04:43:53 Josselin Mouette wrote:
Le vendredi 15 juin 2007 à 17:36 -0400, Ivan Jager a écrit :
Yes. Any time the unit is bytes. There is even a standard for it.
I must have missed that one. Could you point us to this standard?
I too would love to see that standard.
Ok, so it appears to be deprecated, but it does exist.
October 30, 1986 ANSI/IEEE Std 1084-1986 IEEE Standard Glossary of
Mathematics of Computing Terminology.
"kilo (K). (1) A prefix indicating one thousand. (2) In statements
involving size of computer storage, a prefix indicating 2^10, or 1024."
"mega (M). (1) A prefix indicating one million. (2) In statements
involving size of computer storage, a prefix indicating 2^20, or
Apparently back then giga wasn't ever applied to computer storage. :)