[mapserver-dev] IGNORE_MISSING_DATA

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Fri Oct 17 05:06:04 EDT 2008

I'd like to follow up on Daniel's comment: shouldn't we remove the 
'--ignore-missing-data' compile switch completely and have this 
triggered only by the CONFIG parameter?  Definitely.  As I understand 
it, if I forget to set that switch for MS4W users they would still need 
somehow re-compile MapServer for this functionality...which we are 
really trying to avoid here, I thought.

So my vote is to drop that required switch.


Daniel Morissette wrote:
> Sorry if I'm late to the game, still working through emails after FOSS4G 
> and another 2 days conference last week.
> I agree with Assefa that LOG should be dependent on DEBUG [1-5] and 
> MS_ERRORFILE being set and this needs to be documented. If we decide 
> that DEBUG [1-5] is not required for LOG to work then that would be an 
> exception and needs to be documented, together with the required setting 
> If I had written that RFC I would have been tempted of dropping the 
> --ignore-missing data configure option completely to cleanup and 
> simplify the code, but I can live with it.
> +1 otherwise.
> Daniel
> Yewondwossen Assefa wrote:
>> +1. The only comment I would have would be that the documentation on 
>> this feature should specify that the map or layer need to be in debug 
>> mode for any logging to happen. This is I think the current behavior.
>> Paul Ramsey wrote:
>>> I've updated the RFC on ignoring missing data to reflect FrankW's
>>> comments. It is scaled back a bit now, just a global option, handled
>>> in a CONFIG, rather than a new mapfile tag.
>>> http://svn.osgeo.org/mapserver/trunk/mapserver/rfc/ms-rfc-47.txt
>>> Absent violent disagreement, I'd like to start on this one soon.
>>> Thanks,
>>> Paul
>>> _______________________________________________

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