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MB instead of KB view.   [General]

By: Ramon Ebdon       
Date: Sep 30,2003 at 09:37
In Response to: MB instead of KB view. (Michael Kahn)

> If I have mb, then I don't care about Kbytes. If I have bytes I can easily
> eyeball Mb and Kbytes. If you exceed the limit of the bytes field, Ztree
> already does the conversion for you to Kbytes.

> Do you care about the impact this might have on performance?

> Surely you can look at just the first 3 and 6 digits and ignore the rest.

> How about a significant/frequently needed "real world" example
> of how mb would displayed would make a difference than having bytes/Kbytes
> displayed. Once a month I like to know if a certain group of files will
> fit on a 700mb CD. I prefer the 1024 byte multiple, so I go to eXecute and
> do "calc xxxxxxxxxxx/1048576=mb (and you can store the value in
> history). or bytes/(1024*1024).

> ../Michael

Impact on performance ?
Absolutely less than negligible. If not actually zero.
There's already a calculation being done to get the KB, whats the difference with getting the MB instead ?
And I have to assume it IS already calculating it since the divider 1000/1024 is selectable in options.

-Ramon

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