[pdftex] typo in manual?
Victor Ivrii
vivrii at gmail.com
Thu Jul 29 14:05:22 CEST 2010
On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 5:40 AM, Thanh Han The <hanthethanh at gmail.com> wrote:
> how about this:
>
> ,--------,
> | The command expands to a number that represents the time
> | elapsed from the moment of run start. The elapsed time is
> | returned in units of time, where 1 unit = 1/65536 second.
> | For example when this number is 655360, it means 10 seconds.
> `--------`
IMHO unit is too generic. Luckily, there are binary prefixes
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binary_prefix
but 2^{16} or 2^{-16} is not among them (despite the fact that among
powers of 2 256 or 65536 = 256^2 are more natural than 2^{10}).
My suggestion: invent a prefix, as it is used somewhere else (scaled
points), insert into wikipedia and use it, pretending that it is
legitimate :-)
Victor
>
> Regards,
> Thanh
>
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