[Ffmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Print KB for 1024 bytes
Thu Feb 15 14:53:08 CET 2007
Michel Bardiaux said:
> Panagiotis Issaris wrote:
>> M?ns Rullg?rd schreef:
>>> 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.
> Come on, its like the y2k bug, there never was any, it was always clear
> from the context what year was meant :-)
This is only an informational message. The Y2k thing was never a problem
in normal situations. Why, nobody ever mistook a year given as "75" for
1875, did they?
>> I do not think that the meaning of units should be context dependent.
>> Especially not when the context is so closely related.
>>> I agree, and I will personally revert any commits introducing this madness into
>> IMHO the "madness" lies with those who thought 1024 was "close enough"
>> to 1000 to
>> reuse the 'k' prefix for it.
>> And for the end-user, the "madness" lies in the fact that he sees "kB"
>> but can't be sure if it means 1000 or 1024, because he doesn't know the
>> context in which to use either. A bit as with harddrive sizes.
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