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Re: [Monotone-devel] kibi!

From: Chad Walstrom
Subject: Re: [Monotone-devel] kibi!
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2007 16:50:05 -0500

Zack Weinberg <address@hidden> wrote:
> 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.

Unfortunately, the hard drive markateers have effectively muddied the
waters.  Using the "new" definitions for -ibi prefixes clarifies things
once again.  I'd be for "standardization" on -ibi notation, since it
really has little impact on monotone as a whole anyway.  Entirely
cosmetic change.


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