From: Paul Giaccone (paulg_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-08-22 04:46:43
Eric Lemings wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
>> [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Andy Little
>> Sent: Sunday, August 20, 2006 9:34 AM
>> To: boost_at_[hidden]
>> Subject: Re: [boost] Boost Units library preview
>> Having had correspondence from various people, I am now
>> fairly sure that the Americans have a different concept of a
>> unit than (at least) Europeans.
> Well I don't presume to speak for all Americans but I define a
> "unit" as a standard of measure. Plain and simple.
> How do Europeans define it?
Eric, I take it you mean the only European countries where English is a
main language (namely the UK and the Republic of Ireland). I'm sure you
don't think Europe (which is made up mostly of non-English-speaking
countries) is a synonym for the British Isles.
The English definition is the one you give, no matter where English is
spoken. For that matter, the scientific definition is the same
*worldwide*, no matter what language it is in, plain and simple.
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