[postgis-devel] Function names in PostGIS

Håvard Tveite havard.tveite at umb.no
Mon Jul 21 04:06:17 PDT 2008

Regarding function names in PostGIS.

I was wondering if it would be a good idea to reserve the
"ST_" prefix for SQL/MM functions?
This would make it easier for users to know when they are
using "standard" functions and when they are using (the less
portable) PostGIS functions.  It would also save us trouble
if SQL/MM should introduce new a function with the same name
as a PostGIS function, but with different semantics.

Just a thought...

Håvard Tveite
Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology, UMB
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