[rfc-i] Units

Sean Leonard dev+ietf at seantek.com
Wed Jan 28 15:37:26 PST 2015


On 1/28/2015 3:35 PM, John Levine wrote:
> In article <54C95D28.2090203 at gmail.com> you write:
>> 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 wouldn't have thought that we could have an argument less useful
> than on how to spell color or favour, but I see I was misinformed.
>
> As noted, acres and hectares have no relation to anything we are
> likely to standardize.  And I can also tell you that in the United
> States, which I believe still is the home of the largest chunk of
> IETF participants, nobody has any idea how big a hectare is, nor
> could they tell you how to dress if the weather outside were 20C.
>
> Please stop.
+1


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