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lynx-dev Re: [PATCH 2.8.5-pre4] KiB fixup

From: Ilya Zakharevich
Subject: lynx-dev Re: [PATCH 2.8.5-pre4] KiB fixup
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2004 13:29:01 -0800
User-agent: Mutt/1.4i

> --- ./src/LYMain.c-pre        Wed Jan 28 11:30:38 2004
> +++ ./src/LYMain.c    Tue Feb  3 12:03:46 2004
> @@ -1117,7 +1117,7 @@ PUBLIC int main ARGS2(
>      MessageSecs      = SECS2Secs(MESSAGESECS);
>      ReplaySecs       = SECS2Secs(REPLAYSECS);
> -    StrAllocCopy(LYTransferName, "KiB");
> +    StrAllocCopy(LYTransferName, "KB");
>      StrAllocCopy(helpfile, HELPFILE);
>      StrAllocCopy(startfile, STARTFILE);
>      LYEscapeStartfile(&startfile);

gilmap> I prefer it be left as it is, in conformance with standards.

AFAIK, "KB" is the standard.  Can you quote which standard says it is
"KiB"?  Can you explain why I never saw it written using this

Thomas> It's user-configurable, which is sufficient.

Things being configurable, the default should be chosen to be
understandable to the most users.  The current choice (even if it
covered by some never-used standard) carries too heavy a surprise


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