[gdal-dev] RFC 31 - OGR 64bit Support

geographika geographika at gmail.com
Sat Nov 27 06:17:41 EST 2010


As I understand it the only reason to use 64bit integers for IDs would 
be for tables with more than 2 billion records (in the positive range).
There is a related question on StackOverflow about this 
Are there really feature classes with this many records in existence?


On 26/11/2010 17:59, Frank Warmerdam wrote:
> Folks,
> In the interest of moving towards a GDAL/OGR 1.8 release I have done some
> work on RFC 31 - 64bit integers for OGR fields and FIDs.  I've updated 
> the
> RFC itself somewhat, and done a preliminary implementation of the RFC on
> my own system with a reasonable level of success.
> I'm asking for additional comment on the RFC at:
>   http://trac.osgeo.org/gdal/wiki/rfc31_ogr_64
> The implications and complications of this update are greater than I had
> first anticipated and even with what I've done so far I'm sure lots of
> additional glitches will come out of the wood work.  Unfortunately, this
> is not funded work for me so it is hard to apply the level of effort that
> I would like to it.  In short, I'm a bit nervous about implementing this
> RFC though now that I've sunk 2-3 days into the prototype work I'm 
> hesitant
> to throw it away either. :-)
> Thoughts welcome.
> Best regards,

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