[pacman-dev] [PATCH] Fixes bug FS 59201

Sever Oraz 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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