[rfc-i] Units

Donald Eastlake d3e3e3 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 28 14:07:55 PST 2015


On Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 5:05 PM, Brian E Carpenter
<brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com> wrote:
> Definitely not a troll. I would like to see one line in the
> style guide: SI units are preferred. Really, for the vast majority
> of humans acres, gallons, pounds and miles are meaningless.

I can fathom that.

Thanks,
Donald
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>     Brian
>
> On 29/01/2015 10:48, Andrew Sullivan wrote:
>> On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 10:32:09AM +1300, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
>>
>>> not use quaint local measurements like acres. We should (as a style guide
>>> issue) use scientific, i.e. metric, units, as in "a 40 hectare data center",
>>
>> I am wondering whether this is a troll.  Do you really want to debate
>> whether the "US standard" system or the IS system or for that matter
>> the Roman Imperial system is the right set of measures.  Please, no.
>> We do not specify physical interfaces, electrical limits, or any other
>> physical object, so this will have no interoperability effect.
>>
>> A
>>
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