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Jean Boussier

core_ext/numeric/bytes don't respect IEEE 1541 standard

Reported by Jean Boussier | May 31st, 2010 @ 06:08 PM

Currently 1.kilobyte return 1024 but according to most standart organisations it should return 1000 or be named kibibyte

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_1541-2002
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binary_prefix

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  • Jason Gignac

    Jason Gignac May 31st, 2010 @ 09:45 PM

    -1 I would argue that while this may be an official standard, the de facto standard is 1024? Most programmers I'd ask, if you said 'how many are in a kilobyte' this is what they'd respond?

  • Justin Baker

    Justin Baker May 31st, 2010 @ 09:49 PM

    +1 The man's right, 1024 isn't a multiple of 10, so kilo makes no sense.

  • Jean Boussier

    Jean Boussier June 1st, 2010 @ 01:51 PM

    @Jason When you buy a hard drive Giga mean 10^9.
    On MacOS X in SATA description Giga mean 10^9
    Now just type "df" and "df -h" in your shell. It use Gi for Gibia.
    On my Debian system G mean 10^9 too.

    Actually the only system i know which currently consider Giga as 2^30 is Microsoft Windows...

    It's not about official or de facto standard, it's about clarity.
    But i agree this bug is realy minor, and i don't really care about it's resolution.

  • Santiago Pastorino

    Santiago Pastorino February 2nd, 2011 @ 04:51 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “open”

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  • Santiago Pastorino

    Santiago Pastorino February 2nd, 2011 @ 04:51 PM

    • State changed from “open” to “stale”

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