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Re: [Monotone-devel] kibi!

From: Zack Weinberg
Subject: Re: [Monotone-devel] kibi!
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2007 13:03:38 -0700

On 10/15/07, Lapo Luchini <address@hidden> wrote:
> Nope, I'm not talking about small-and-fluffy anime characters (that
> would be chibi, anyway), but about the de-iure-but-not-de-facto (yet :P)
> standard to use correct "binary" prefixes also for byte, thus removing
> confusion.
> As it goes 1000 bytes is 1 kilobyte (1 kB)
> while 1024 bytes should be called 1 kibibyte (1 KiB).

As far as I'm concerned, the standard you're citing only serves to
enhance confusion when the rule is perfectly simple and was understood
by everyone until the hard drive marketeers put their foot in it. 1024
bytes should be called a kilobyte, and 1000 bytes should not be called
anything.  No exceptions.


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