[mapserver-dev] mapmygis.c

Daniel Morissette dmorissette at mapgears.com
Tue Nov 4 15:19:05 EST 2008

mapmygis.c has been bugging me for a while too for the same reasons that 
you listed, but just in case, before we drop it, we should probably 
probe the -users list and see if anyone still relies on or feel strongly 
about it.


Paul Ramsey wrote:
> I come not to praise mapmygis.c, but to bury it.
> - It has no maintainer.
> - It operates on a model of spatial in MySQL (features in blobs) that
> has been super-ceded by the official spatial implementation that has
> now been there for 5 years.
> - It confuses people into thinking that *it* is the real MySQL spatial
> support in Mapserver, when the real support is via OGR.
> - It is deeply ugly code, and now that the mappostgis.c code it was
> based on is retired, I can freely say that. The longer it is there,
> the more likely some unwitting soul will template something on it.
> (See mapmssql2008.c)
> I move that we re-move.
> +1 Paul!
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Daniel Morissette

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