[Ffmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Print KB for 1024 bytes

Måns Rullgård mans
Thu Feb 15 14:30:48 CET 2007

The Wanderer said:
> Ian Caulfield wrote:
>> On 15/02/07, Michel Bardiaux <mbardiaux at mediaxim.be> wrote:
>>> Panagiotis Issaris wrote:
>>>> M?ns Rullg?rd schreef:
>>>>> Michel Bardiaux said:
>>>>>> For consistency with command line options
>>>>> Rejected.  The standard abbreviation for kilo is a lowercase k.
>>> For kilo-1000 or kilo-1024? Currently, in the *same* message, k in
>>> kB means 1024 and k in kbits/sec means 1000. They cant both be
>>> right!

They ARE both right.  That is the historical use of kilo when talking
about bytes and bitstreams.  When specifying the size of RAM chips,
kilo of course means 1024.  It's all in the context.

>> Wikipedia recommends 'k' for 1000, and 'Ki' for 1024
>> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kilobyte)

Wikipedia is hardly an authority in any matter whatsoever.

> ...and "Ki" represents "kibi", which like the rest of its ilk is an ugly
> abomination, not to be used on pain of ME HATES YOU FOREVER.

I agree, and I will personally revert any commits introducing this madness into

M?ns Rullg?rd
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