[ros-dev] r46904 reactos/ntoskrnl/mm/ARM3/miarm.h

Timo Kreuzer timo.kreuzer at web.de
Sun Apr 18 23:43:25 CEST 2010

It's not about wrong or right or compatibility.

It's a name. For a constant of value 1024*1024. We could rename it to
But does that really help anyone? I'm sure it would rather confuse
people, as a lot of people sadly don't know the difference.
Also from a scientifical perspective it's still wrong. _1MiB would mean
1024*1024*bytes, but the constant doesn't contain bytes, it's a number
without a unit. So should we rename it to _1Mi ? No, because Mi is a
prefix and useless without any actual unit.

This discussion is completely useless. And as usual in reactos, it gets
the most attention.


breakoutbox schrieb:
> ShadowFlare wrote:
>> Both sides have their own historical reasons for keeping things the
>> way they are.
>> On Sun, Apr 18, 2010 at 2:03 PM, Andrew Faulds <ajfweb at googlemail.com
>> <mailto:ajfweb at googlemail.com>> wrote:
>>     I don't think Microsoft was wrong, I think Hard
>>     Disk manufacturers have tried to make them wrong in this case.
> I didn't talk about history.
> But if You like :: let's look into history. One day in ...
> ".. December 1998 the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC),
> the leading international organization for worldwide standardization
> in electrotechnology, approved as an IEC International Standard names
> and symbols for prefixes for binary multiples for use in the fields of
> data processing and data transmission. The prefixes are as follows
> .."  http://physics.nist.gov/cuu/Units/binary.html
> ... and since 1998 things changed.
> Cheers,
> Peter
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