From: Kim Helliwell (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Nov 04 1999 - 10:54:54 PST
Laurence Michaels wrote:
> OK, I'm that stupid. I give up.
> Apparently the units program on the unix machine may be broken.
> Or, maybe it's trying to convert inches into milliliters ;-)
The units program is broken; I just tried it and got
the same result you did.
Who wrote that thing? Does anyone maintain it?
The problem appears to be in the file /usr/share/lib/unittab (on my
Solaris system), where mil is given as 1-2 in; should probably
be 1-3 in.
The dangers of believing your software, a caution to us all, I think!
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