That Was my take also

Les Grant wrote:

> On 14 Mar 2001, at 23:14, Abd ul-Rahman Lomax wrote:
>
> > To be sure. But I think Mr. McGrath missed the point. No one is
> > arguing that one must work in metric. Rather, the issue is the native
> > database units. We, as users, do not necessarily see these units. If
> > they were in metric as has been suggested, we could have exact
> > conversions; if they are in inches, conversions will always be
> > approximate.
>
> Perhaps I have missed something here but are you implying that
> conversion from metric is exact but conversion from imperial is
> approximate? 1 inch = 1000 mil = 25.4mm exactly, both ways.
>
> Regards,
> Les.
>
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