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From: Eric Lemings (lemings_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-03-29 12:25:46

Just me but I disambiguate between "meter" and "meters". To me,
"meter" implies the actual unit. This would tranlsates to a type
in a units library. The word "meters" however implies a quantity
measured in meters. This is different from "meter" as it implies
a value. So I can rationalize the need for both forms.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
> [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Matthias Schabel
> Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2007 9:43 AM
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: Re: [boost] units: review
> > As I recall, SI specifically says do NOT use the plurals.
> Paul,
> Do you have a reference for this?
> > So I agree with this. (But it needs documenting with chapter and
> > verse to head off those who try to be non-standard?).
> I'm not strongly attached to having plurals - any dissenters to the
> idea of removing them in favor of the singular forms? I think we
> should probably retain the alternate spellings, OTOH...
> Matthias
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