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Re: [Linux-NTFS-Dev] *fdisk + resize + SI prefixes

From: Andrew Clausen
Subject: Re: [Linux-NTFS-Dev] *fdisk + resize + SI prefixes
Date: Sun, 24 Nov 2002 08:52:05 +1100
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On Sat, Nov 23, 2002 at 10:45:22PM +0100, address@hidden wrote:
> > In Parted, I plan to change the interface to allow arbitary
> > units to be expressed.
> I hesitated for a second in fdisk, and decided that there
> is no reason to support binary units. More choice means
> more user confusion, so should be added only when it really
> adds new power.

Good point.  OTOH, percentages (of disk size) might be a useful unit.
Also, k vs m.

> > I'd rather not confuse users in the mean time.
> > Do you think I should?
> No. A megabyte is always 1000000 bytes. Keep life simple.

So, you're basically arguing: "since you're going to scrap
2^x units, there's no advantage to scrapping them later".

I'm convinced.


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