[geos-devel] Win32 porting

strk at refractions.net strk at refractions.net
Mon Nov 7 08:34:31 EST 2005

On Mon, Nov 07, 2005 at 08:21:16AM -0500, Frank Warmerdam wrote:

> > What I'd really like to do is provide a narrower API for C++
> > as well. I hate being unable to touch anything w/out breaking
> > the *huge* API. We might move Doxygen documentation, DLL
> > exports and all to geos.h and completely avoiding to install
> > other internal headers. How many users will be influenced by
> > such a change (I can only think of FME) ?
> Is there any particular reason not to just have most client applications
> use the C API instead of adding another restricted C++ API?  The
> position I took with GDAL was that the C API is ABI stable over time
> but the C++ API is not guaranteed to be so.  Applications wanting to
> stay at arms length are encouraged to use the C API.

For me it is ok.
I already implemented C-api interface for postgis, and can't wait
for starting the big GEOS revolution. I just want to make sure
nobody will yeld at me after the fact (it's tought to be both
maintainer and developer at the same time)


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