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From Mike Scott <>
Subject Re: [Calc] Feature request: Change default cell width from 2,27cm to 2,50cm
Date Mon, 04 Jun 2012 18:35:43 GMT
On 04/06/12 17:18, Niall Martin wrote:
> Scooter is right:  this is not the place for this debate, which I regret starting. In
any case it is
> in danger of confusing the different requirements for unit systems -- needed  for scientific,
> engineering, academic and like purposes  -- and informal units for particular purposes.
 As it
> happens the founders of the metric system confused them too, but all that matters for
> modern purposes is overall coherence:  everyone should use the same definitions, which
> should be reliably reproducible, and that it should be easy to move from the very large
> the very small.  A good collection is to be found in Stephen Dresner: Units of Measurement,
> Harvey Miller and Medcalf, 1971
Quite right - I apologise for aiding and abetting.

Mike Scott
Harlow, Essex, England

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