Peter Eisentraut <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> ... The question is whether we want to have kB mean 
> 1000 bytes instead of 1024 bytes.

> In my mind, that goes against current practice.

I concur.  Most of the places where we are using these units, they are
for specifying memory sizes, and *everyone* does memory sizes in binary.
The argument from disk drive makers' obviously marketing-driven decision
to use decimal doesn't impress me.  And the argument from standards that
are just about universally ignored doesn't impress me either ...

                        regards, tom lane

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