Re: [gnome-network]Binary units

El jue, 18-12-2003 a las 17:10, Andreas J. Guelzow escribió:
> On Thu, 2003-12-18 at 12:22, Christian Rose wrote:
> > tor 2003-12-18 klockan 18.55 skrev Andreas J. Guelzow:
> > > 1 KB traditionally has been 1024 byte, we should not change that!
> > My point being that just saying that "it's tradition" is as dumb as just
> > saying "it's wrong". 
> Pardon me? There is a traditional/historic use of KB, MB etc. Moreover,
> none of these abbreviations are covered by SI since B is not an SI unit.

But, they specifically says that prefixs as k, M, G, and so are not
permitted for alternative definitions, like binary.

> > And this is such an excellent example of an area where we could have had
> > the courage to share the lead of development, instead of cowardly just
> > refer to traditional use and leave it like that, just the behavior that
> > we wanted to change.
> Perhaps if you would explain the benefit of using decimal powers to
> measure something inherently given in binary powers, you could persuade
> people. But so far the argument in favour of decimal powers eludes me.

I guess the alternative is not to go for decimal powers, it's go
for the binary units standard of IEC with support of CIPM and IEEE.

Germán Poó Caamaño
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