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SubjectRe: editorial policy
On Sun, Dec 23, 2001 at 08:53:41PM -0200, Rik van Riel <> wrote:
| On Mon, 24 Dec 2001, Cameron Simpson wrote:
| > Using KB in places where precision matters puts us all into case #4
| > below, because people think they know what KB means, but it means
| > different things to different people, and so people don't realise they
| I take it this is your way of volunteering to always
| keep all kernel documentation accurate as well as
| answer questions from newbies who've never seen
| 'KiB' before ? ;)

Hmm. Not my plan at the time of typing, no.
But KB _is_ ambiguous. KiB is not (and it's ugliness is actually an advantage
here - it's less likely to be misused by people who've not seen the definition).

Just out of curiosity, is there anywhere in the kernel space where KB (et al)
is _not_ used to mean a power of 2 value?
Cameron Simpson, DoD#743

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