[postgis-devel] [PostGIS] #230: Put in costs in _ST andpossibly other functions

Paragon Corporation lr at pcorp.us
Sat Nov 7 08:41:26 PST 2009

We did when we decided to allow geography in there. and we had long
discussions on devel already (Perhaps Mark is having amnesia :).  I even
amended the docs and also created a compatibility matrix and link in the
docs to it. 

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Subject: Re: [postgis-devel] [PostGIS] #230: Put in costs in _ST andpossibly
other functions

On Sat, Nov 7, 2009 at 2:46 AM, PostGIS <trac at osgeo.org> wrote:

>  I also notice in your commit you've bumped the minimum PostgreSQL 
> version
>  to 8.3 in the documentation, although isn't this actually a 
> requirement of
>  incorporating the new geography typmod code as well as adding costs 
> to
>  functions? I think any change that requires a minimum PostgreSQL 
> version
>  change should incur a polite email to -devel for feedback rather than 
> just
>  committing blind.

I really thought we had crossed that bridge when we agreed on geography for
1.5. And yes, it's a requirement of both typmod and this cost alteration so
it seemed like a no brainer to start making sure it was done.

(Though, in my spirit of "please, smaller more focussed tickets" I should
have ticketed the actual change instead of doing it as a side

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