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Re: lynx-dev Prefixes (was: Re: Question about WHEREIS)

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Prefixes (was: Re: Question about WHEREIS)
Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2004 05:48:44 -0500 (EST)

On Tue, 20 Jan 2004, David Woolley wrote:

> > And "K" as 10^3 has been scientific and engineering standard
> > for far longer than that.
> No it has not.  k is 10^3,  K is 2^10.  The engineering use is
> lower case.
> The ambiguous case is M, but then most people now make the faux
> pas of writing m, which is clearly 1E-3.
> Only a very small number of people will understand what is going on
> when they see Ki or Mi.

for the moment, the only reasonable solution is to make the multiplier
in the code agree with the message, i.e., make it "1000" rather than
"1024".  The message is localized; I'm not going to change that.

Thomas E. Dickey

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