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SubjectRe: Configure.help editorial policy
On Fri, Dec 21, 2001 at 01:43:29PM -0500, David Garfield wrote:
> Eric S. Raymond writes:
> > David Garfield <garfield@irving.iisd.sra.com>:
> > > Another option: maybe the choice of KB vs KiB vs KKB should be a
> > > configuration choice.
> >
> > You *must* be joking.
> >
> > Please tell me you're joking.
>
> No, I'm serious. I will understand if CML2 does not support
> meta-configuration. A configuration choice as I described above could
> be viewed as a minor facet of a language configuration choice.
> (Should kernel configuration be internationalized or at least
> internationalizable?)
>
> Choice of kB vs KB vs KiB vs KKB could also be used in some places in
> the kernel. For instance, /proc/meminfo currently shows "kB".

Whatever the choice ends up being, KB is always incorrect, unless you
intend to specify some strange formula where the number of bytes (B)
combined with the temperature in Kelvin (K) has anything to do with
things.



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