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Re: LYNX-DEV Re: commas (eg 4,863,806) in download byte-cnts

From: Philip Webb
Subject: Re: LYNX-DEV Re: commas (eg 4,863,806) in download byte-cnts
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 1997 04:28:54 -0400 (EDT)

971015 David Combs wrote:
> When downloading large files, I find it very hard to tell the magnitude
> of the number of bytes displayed in that fast-spinning "odometer" Lynx shows.
> Perhaps placing commas every three digits would make it a lot easier to read.
> If anyone things this is a good (or bad) idea, please say so to the list.
971015 Klaus Weide wrote: 
> Different languages/countries may use different characters for grouping
> in numbers.

all too true, but there is an official SI -- Systeme International -- style,
which is to separate digits in 3's by SPACES, leaving commas for those of us
-- incl me & many Europeans -- who prefer them to decimal points
as easier to pick out & not susceptible to confusion with multiplication.

would spaces serve the purpose above?
anyway, please don't insert commas into integers.

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