Re: Using standardized SI prefixes
Christof Krüger <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> I'd really like to hear some real arguments against SI prefixes, besides
> being ugly or funny to pronounce or just because "it has always been
> like that". Advantages of using SI prefixes has been mentioned in this
> thread. Please tell me the disadvantages so there can actually be a
> constructive discussion.
Trying to change every piece of software in existence is a waste of time
and energy for a problem that isn't that serious.
IMO, that's the *real* objection; most of the arguments are justifications
for that position or are about things that we'd get over if this issue
were addressed (like the silly words -- there are sillier words in English
that just don't sound that way because we're used to them).
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>