From: Martin Bonner (martin.bonner_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-06-07 07:23:00
[mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Paul Giaccone Sent:
07 June 2006 12:20 To: boost_at_[hidden]
Subject: Re: [boost] [Review][PQS] Physical Quantities System review
(May31through June 9)
> Andy Little wrote:
>> Hi Paul,
>> "Paul A Bristow" <pbristow_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
>>> 4 It isn't immediately obvious to me how to ensure output in SI
>>> 'engineering' multiples, depending on the value.
>>> For example, 0.123 m outputs as 1.23 mm, but 1234.5 m outputs as
>>> 1.2345 km.
> ...and this point too: 0.123 m = 123 mm or 1.23 decametres (but not
> 1.23 mm), so either the above is a bug or incorrectly transcribed.
0.123 m = 1.23 decimetres = 0.0123 decametres.
You can see why SI deprecated deca and deci. :-)
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