Converting between square units requires unnatural syntax

Bug #556472 reported by marcog on 2010-04-06
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Bug Description

This should work:

14:45 <marcog> convert 10 square feet to square meters
14:45 <tibid> I can't do that: Error in '10 square feet': Parse error

But this is the only way to do it:

14:45 <marcog> convert 10 feet^2 to meters^2
14:45 <tibid> 10 feet^2 = 0.9290304 meters^2

It's debatable whether or not this should be fudged to work:

14:46 <marcog> convert 10 feet^2 to meters
14:46 <tibid> I don't think 10 feet^2 can be converted to meters

Max Rabkin (max-rabkin) on 2010-04-09
summary: - Converting between square units is kak
+ Converting between square units requires unnatural syntax
Changed in ibid:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
milestone: none → 0.2.0
status: New → Confirmed
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