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Re: [Nmh-workers] new marker format broke test suite

From: Paul Fox
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] new marker format broke test suite
Date: Sun, 11 May 2014 15:47:35 -0400

ralph wrote:
 > ...  `units' suggests the function gives just
 > an appropriate unit for a size and not the size itself.  How about
 > `kilo' and `kibi' functions, allowing the user to choose their base.
 > They obviously cope with more than K/Ki, and would be documented so, but
 > to me the names are immediately indicative of what they're doing and the
 > base used.  The shipped files would continue to be base 2 by using kibi.

well, i think "units" is fine, and not terribly misleading.  but
"kilo" is an excellent suggestion, and might be better, especially
since it allows for "kibi" as well, and backwards compatibility might
appreciate that.

it's clearly (to me, at least) not too late to change "units" to
"kilo".  kibi can be added separately.

would anyone object if i did that?

 paul fox, address@hidden (arlington, ma, where it's 76.1 degrees)

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