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SubjectRe: Changing KB, MB, and GB to KiB, MiB, and GiB in Configure.help
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On Monday 18 March 2002 17.36, Richard B. Johnson wrote:
> On Mon, 18 Mar 2002, Randy.Dunlap wrote:
> > On Mon, 18 Mar 2002, Nayyer Tiger wrote:
> > | I see that in the very latest Configure.help version, 2.76, available
> > | at http:/www.tuxedo.org/~esr/cml2/
> > | Eric has decided to follow the following standard:
> > | IEC 60027-2, Second edition, 2000-11, Letter symbols to be used in
> > | electrical technology - Part 2: Telecommunications and electronics.
> > | and has changed all the abbreviations for Kilobyte (KB) to KiB,
> > | Megabyte (MB) to MiB, etc, etc.
> > |
> > | Now, granted that this is the "standard", should there be some
> > | discussion related to this
> > | change, or is everyone comfortable with this? It certainly made me do
> > | a double take.
> >
> > Either decision will be disliked. I don't care for the new/standard
> > abbreviations, but I can get used to them, and I expect that most
> > people can.
> >
> > Let's get over it and back to the good stuff.
> >
> > ~Randy
>
> Is it a standard or is it something in-process? The reason I ask is
> that neither KB nor KiB can possibly be correct.

KiB is correct, please visit:
http://physics.nist.gov/cuu/Units/binary.html

There was a huge thread on this subject in dec '01. If anyone feels like
bringing back this horse please at least read through that thread before
we starting over again.

http://groups.google.com/groups?threadm=linux.kernel.1008872772.2777.16.camel%40phantasy.SOMEWHERE&rnum=1


-- Jakob

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