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SubjectRe: temperature standard - global config option?
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WARNING -- Do not read if you are humor impaired.

Euro-centric here?


The US is mm/dd/yy or mm/dd/yyyy
Many countries/religions/peoples have different base years, and
calendars...

It happens to have a US format in the current kernel... so what...
Convert it in the user processes...

And no... I can't even buy A4 paper.

Let's see.... In one evening ...
Get American attributes out of
Temperature
Time
Date

And replace with European standards.

Next week... change all comments to
Esperanto.

A year from now everything gets converted to Chinese with a 12 year
horoscope date cycle.

Then.... The great Hindu hack
Followed by the Orthodox date change ...
Others follow suit....

It reaches its zenith in the great Inca knot display that only obscure
researchers can read and is then destroyed in when the Knot Printer
tangles up the legs of every computer user on the planet.....

MEANWHILE... M$ developed a bug free product while all the linux hackers
were rewriting the comments and I/O....

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José Luis Domingo López wrote:
>
> On Wednesday, 06 June 2001, at 18:06:56 +0200,
> Chris Boot wrote:
>
> > Hi,
> >
> > > Please, don't.
> > >
> > > Use kelvins *0.1, and use them consistently everywhere. This is what
> > > ACPI does, and it is probably right.
> >
> > I'm sorry, by I don't feel like adding 273 to every number I get just to
> > find the temperature of something. What I would do is give configuration
> >
> What about keeping times with format similar to "06 June 2001, at 18:06:56
> +0200" instead of using miliseconds from 01 Jan 1970 ? ;)
>
> If there is a universally-accepted measure for temperatures, we should use
> it, and let user space applications make the conversions for us.
>
> Just my 0.02 (eurocents :)
>
> --
> José Luis Domingo López
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