[geos-devel] Exposing Precision model through C-API

Sandro Santilli strk at keybit.net
Mon Mar 17 01:31:17 PDT 2014

On Sun, Mar 16, 2014 at 12:24:19PM -0600, Sean Gillies wrote:
> On Mar 12, 2014 6:46 AM, "Sandro Santilli" <strk at keybit.net> wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 06:16:00AM -0400, Paul Ramsey wrote:
> > > I would tend to expect choosing a single precision model and working
> > > with it for a long time to be a more common usage than swapping
> > > between lots of models. My bias.
> >
> > I also find this to be a more likely usecase.
> While agree that one model at a time (and two at the most) is the most
> likely use case, I'm concerned about designs that limit the number. I'm
> also reversing myself on whether there should be a precision model in the
> global context. I'd rather GEOS did not add more global state.
> Please see the wiki page
> http://trac.osgeo.org/geos/wiki/GSoC/CAPI_PrecisionModel for my (Shapely)
> requirements.

So what would you think about "parking" a pointer to the client-owned
GeometryFactory into the "context" right before calling the geometry
creation functions ? Such "parking" method would return the old
GeometryFactory, so that you can pass it back. You'd only own the 
GeometryFactory objects you'd have explicitly created.

I'm talking about GeometryFactory rather than PrecisionModel because
the object referenced  by geometries is really a GeometryFactory,
not a PrecisionModel. A GeometryFactory also references a


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