[FFmpeg-devel] GSoC with FFMpeg waht a combination!

Uoti Urpala uoti.urpala
Wed Mar 26 02:37:11 CET 2008

On Wed, 2008-03-26 at 00:26 +0000, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> The Wanderer <inverseparadox at comcast.net> writes:
> > I was fairly heavily involved in that thread, if it's the one I recall.
> > The argument in there is what has led me to reluctantly concede for lack
> > of supportable argument otherwise that others are allowed to use the
> > term if they want to.
> I see no reason to tolerate this so-called word to any greater extent
> than we would the renaming of other established words.  Suppose, for
> instance, that I began insisting on calling C functions "finctions"
> (perhaps to avoid "confusion" with the pure mathematical concept of
> function).  Would everybody be OK with that?  I'd like to think not.

I wouldn't be OK with it because practical ambiguity is rare. However if
such ambiguity was common then the terminology would need to be changed.
Uses of base-10 and base-2 units are not separated clearly enough that
you could rely on context to disambiguate them.

If for example 'ls -l' shows file size as 183297384 bytes then I'll say
it's 183 MB. Would that really be obvious from context if I also used
'MB' when talking about base-2 units? Or do you claim that I must
convert the value to base-2 units?

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