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SubjectRe: editorial policy
On Mon, 24 Dec 2001, Cameron Simpson wrote:

> | 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).

Now replace 'misused' by 'used'. I can guarantee you
that half the documentation will go on using KB while
the other half (if that) has KiB.

It doesn't help anything if there are more precise
terms when they're used inconsistently. Somebody will
have to check and fix this, continuously.


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