Jim Nasby wrote:
> The truth is, virtually no one, even highly technical people, ever
> picks nits between kB vs KiB vs KB.

The question isn't so much whether to allow KiB and such -- that would 
obviously be trivial.  The question is whether we want to have kB mean 
1000 bytes instead of 1024 bytes.

In my mind, that goes against current practice.  The only argument 
raised in favor was that international standards require such use.  I'm 
as much a fan of measurement standards as anyone, but I'm also a 
practitioner of current practice.

This consideration would become much more interesting if *any* software 
product actually made use of this newer proposed convention, but so far 
I haven't seen one yet.

Peter Eisentraut

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