You just proved the case for why the units shouldn't be case sensitive:

On Dec 30, 2006, at 6:36 PM, Andrew Hammond wrote:
I agree. But perhaps the solution instead of failing is to throw a
warning to the effect of "Not to be pedantic, but you said mb and
millibits as a unit doesn't make sense in this context. Assuming you
meant MB (MegaBits)." and then start up.

Do we really want people specifying effective_cache_size in *bits*, mega or not? I think no.

To reply to Peter's comment, yes, bits would be useful if we ever actually have any settings relating to network bandwidth. But that's a really big IF. IF we do eventually decide to add such a setting, I think it would make the most sense to spell out 'bits' in the unit.
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