[rfc-i] Units

"Martin J. Dürst" duerst at it.aoyama.ac.jp
Wed Jan 28 16:34:41 PST 2015


Same here. Indeed the audience for RFCs is the whole world. If somebody 
thinks that it would help some readers to put the same thing in other 
units in parentheses, then I wouldn't oppose.

Regards,   Martin.

On 2015/01/29 09:23, Elwyn Davies wrote:
>
> On 28/01/2015 23:14, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
>> On 29/01/2015 11:37, Andrew Sullivan wrote:
>>> On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 11:05:28AM +1300, Brian E Carpenter 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.
>>> Excellent.  So, then, you want to follow ISO 8000, and also insist
>>> that people write Mbit and so on?  And what do we do when there's a
>>> meaningful difference between bytes and octets in a given platform
>>> (important for C snippets), given that SI has standardized "byte" to
>>> mean "8 bits"?
>> No. In our own technology we can probably manage to do the right thing.
>> I'm talking about making our English text meaningful for our worldwide
>> audience: it's a style guide issue, not a rule and not an IETF issue
>> either.
>>
>>     Brian
> Yes, there have been too many words, but I support Brian's suggestion
> for a very few words in the style guide.  The audience for RFCs is the
> whole world.
>
> /Elwyn


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