[Ffmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Add kibi, mibi and gibi support

Panagiotis Issaris takis.issaris
Sat Sep 16 12:42:31 CEST 2006


On za, 2006-09-16 at 12:59 +0300, Uoti Urpala wrote:
> > > What's the problem with just using 'Ki'? I've never seen 'ki' with small
> > > 'k' used anywhere.
> > Well, I find it a bit weird and inconsistent, to have "kB" and "KiB". In
> > general the kilo shorthard is 'k' not 'K'. AFAIK only for kibi did they
> > take the 'K' instead of a 'k'.
> 'k' is the inconsistent one. And anyway 'Ki' is the one they chose and
> the only one that I've seen used in practice, so a patch that only
> accepts 'ki' is wrong.
Yes, which is exactly why I said:
"I do know that this in fact is incorrect, as the official SI standard
uses Ki instead of ki ..."

That is not to say that I wanted this patch applied, as I did not state
regression tests succeeded or anything. But more as to have someone
else's opinion on these issues.

So, would you prefer to have kB, KiB, MB, MiB, etc. but would you
also like k, Ki, M, Mi, etc to be accepted? Or only kB, KiB, kb, Kib
etc? Thus no accepting the "shorthand form" where the "b" is dropped,
still meaning bits?

Thanks for you comment!

With friendly regards,

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