You just proved the case for why the units shouldn't be case sensitive:
On Dec 30, 2006, at 6:36 PM, Andrew Hammond wrote:
> I agree. But perhaps the solution instead of failing is to throw a
> warning to the effect of "Not to be pedantic, but you said mb and
> millibits as a unit doesn't make sense in this context. Assuming you
> meant MB (MegaBits)." and then start up.
Do we really want people specifying effective_cache_size in *bits*,
mega or not? I think no.
To reply to Peter's comment, yes, bits would be useful if we ever
actually have any settings relating to network bandwidth. But that's
a really big IF. IF we do eventually decide to add such a setting, I
think it would make the most sense to spell out 'bits' in the unit.
Jim Nasby jim(at)nasby(dot)net
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