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From giacomo <giac...@apache.org>
Subject RE: [how-to] Contribute with my own tutorial
Date Thu, 28 Feb 2002 13:42:32 GMT
On Thu, 28 Feb 2002, TREGAN Fabien wrote:

> >BTW - what does "2mo" and "20ko" actually mean?
> >I can guess the meaning, but I've never seen it before.
> >And Google didn't find a quick answer for me ...
>
> Binary Digit (aka 'bit') is a number that can have to values (0 or 1)
> An Octet is 8 bits
> 1ko (kilo-octet) is 1024 bits (not 1000 because computer work with bit and
> then work with powre of 2, not power of 10)
> 1mo (mega-octet) is 1024 ko
>
> if your .java file is encoded in ascii, 1 octet = 1 char (space en
> cariage-return count as 1 char :) )
>
> So you can gues that finding a bug hidden in 20ko of code is 100 times
> shorted than finding it in 2mo of code.

Well, I think this statement is kinda missleading. It is not the case
that your JVM only says "Hey there is an error, go find it somewhere!".
It will tell you either with a stack trace or by symptom to narrow the
problem area in the code.

Giacomo

>
>
> >All articles on cocooncenter are written in xdoc (with some additions to
> fit the needs of my pages). So, if you wrote your tutorial in xdoc, it would
> be easy to publish.
>
> Since now, all my docs have been written in .doc (ms word), but i'll try to
> read the docs about how to write xdocs :)
>
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