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SubjectRe: temperature standard - global config option?

On 06.06 john slee wrote:
>
> On Wed, Jun 06, 2001 at 02:27:22PM +0200, David N. Welton wrote:
> > Perusing the kernel sources while investigating watchdog drivers, I
> > notice that in some places, Fahrenheit is used, and in some places,
> > Celsius. It would seem logical to me to have a global config option,
> > so that you *know* that you talk devices either in F or C.
>
> celsius is probably a sensible default - lots of the world uses it now.
>

Problem is decimals and floating point... I suppose kernel people would
prefer whatever, but suited to get full intXX_t range, say ºC/10.
And if you do not want signs, centi-kelvin is the better choice:xxx.xx,
five digits, a short goes to 655-273=382 ºC-

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