[geos-devel] RFC6 - Drop GEOS C++ API at GEOS 3.8

Regina Obe lr at pcorp.us
Wed Oct 4 07:42:36 PDT 2017



Thanks for the reaffirmation that I wasn't imagining the issue :)





From: Robert Coup [mailto:robert.coup at koordinates.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 10:12 AM
To: Regina Obe <lr at pcorp.us>
Subject: Re: [geos-devel] RFC6 - Drop GEOS C++ API at GEOS 3.8


Hi Regina,


On 4 October 2017 at 03:17, Regina Obe <lr at pcorp.us <mailto:lr at pcorp.us> > wrote:

All my suggested changes to install Hobu and Mat booed so I think install changes are off the table. 


So much for that effort.


Sorry, been away for a week and come back to this saga. My 2c is you're entirely right, and having spent two days recently upgrading the nightmare that is Debian packaging for our internal GDAL builds, it's spectacularly simpler for a library to only have a C API, and that a build flag to enable the footgun for internal use is entirely reasonable. I'm sure there are other people using the C++ API out there, but they're unlikely to be updating codebases anyway. And if they are then adding --footgun is fine. (Maybe should have been GEOS 4.0 not 3.7? Academic now)


Thanks for picking up this issue, and your persistence and pragmatism, and the way you strived to listen to concerns and reach a consensus. Frankly from reading all the threads in one sitting, Mateusz and Howard didn't approach it similarly which is disappointing.


If you'd prefer I'm happy to post this to the list, I didn't want to resurrect the threads with more fire straight off.


Keep up your awesomeness, we appreciate it.




Rob :)



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