erack at redhat.com
Tue Jan 26 02:50:18 PST 2016
On Monday, 2016-01-25 16:26:53 -0500, Rick C. Hodgin wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 25, 2016 at 3:21 PM, Rick C. Hodgin <rick.c.hodgin at gmail.com>
> > On Tue, Jan 12, 2016 at 8:00 AM, Eike Rathke <erack at redhat.com> wrote:
> >> On Friday, 2016-01-08 19:52:49 -0500, Rick C. Hodgin wrote:
> >> > The category is called *"Metric."*
> >> >
> >> > When conveying fractional values, such that 1.2345E-08 (which is
> >> > 0.000,000,012,345), it would do so in a metric-relative way using the
> >> > standard milli (10^-3), micro (10^-6), nano (10^-9), pico (10^-12), and
> >> so
> >> > on...
> >> >
> >> > In the example, the *Metric* display would cause the value to show up
> >> > as "*12,345
> >> > pu*" (pico-units) if the thousands separator was used.
> >> Could you give some examples what you think how the format code actually
> >> should look like?
> > Eike, I never heard back from you after my reply.
> > The format would be "Metric" with "Metric:seconds" given for a specific
> > override for the units name. And there are a few other options that I
> > would like to append including a bias that the data may already be in, such
> > as kilo-units ("Metric[:seconds][:bias=kilo]") and an override base to use,
> > such as always displaying in milli-units
> > ("Metric[:seconds][:bias=kilo][affix:milli]").
> Please forgive my dyslexia. It should be:
> Each of the  portions are optional, and would actually appear in a form
> like this:
I don't see how that would fit into the existing number format code
syntax. It looks like something completely different.
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