[pacman-dev] [PATCH] Fixes bug FS 59201
severoraz at gmail.com
Sun Feb 10 14:03:06 UTC 2019
Hello Allan, thank you very much for responding to my patch submission.
The unit in every measurement should be clearly written and comply with
existing norms. The only way to actually prove (without assumptions)
that the speed is actually in KiB/s, in your example, would be to
measure for an interval of known length the data transfer speed and the
difference in transferred data. It is not uncommon for data sizes to be
in IEC byte multiples, and transfer speeds to be in bits per second.
K/s has been certainly used before by someone without high regard for
norm compliance to refer to kilobits per second.
Additionally, it seems to me that as long as there is a progress bar
spanning multiple columns, the information provided by a correctly
formatted download speed is more important than the difference in
visual aid 3 columns less in an already long progress bar will make.
The space between a value and a unit is also required by norms ISO IEC
80000, and is of standard use in the International System of Units.
Could you please clarify what is not working in the provided output?
Thank you very much for your input.
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