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From "Benjamin Mahler (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Created] (MESOS-273) Add a Bytes abstraction akin to Duration
Date Mon, 10 Sep 2012 22:42:08 GMT
Benjamin Mahler created MESOS-273:

             Summary: Add a Bytes abstraction akin to Duration
                 Key: MESOS-273
             Project: Mesos
          Issue Type: Improvement
            Reporter: Benjamin Mahler

We've accumulated a lot of cruft around amount of memory/disk.

via benh: "It's really time for a Bytes/Kilobytes/Megabytes/Gigabytes struct. Unlike Duration,
maybe it makes sense to just create a single Bytes class as the "base", or maybe call it Bits?
Not sure if Size or Data are descriptive enough."

My thoughts:
Size: typically refers to number of things (list::size, vector::size, map::size, ...)
Data: typically refers to the data itself, rather than size (char* data, string data, ...)
Bytes: although works fine at the unit level, like Seconds, seems odd as the base class (makes
me think of actual byte data, rather than # of bytes).

Duration worked nicely to avoid doing Amount<Time>, however in this case it's tricker
to avoid Amount<Data> (

I'd go with Bytes or Bits, preferably Bytes.

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