[mapserver-dev] Built-in/default symbols in MapServer...

Jeff McKenna jmckenna at gatewaygeomatics.com
Mon Jan 11 15:07:24 EST 2010

Lime, Steve D (DNR) wrote:
> Hi all: What would devs think about adding a reasonable set of default symbols to MapServer? They'd just be there to reference by name. It's a
> relatively simple change. Just define a static array of symbol defs (e.g. "SYMBOL NAME \"__ms_circle__\" ...) and define a msUpdateSymbolFromString()
> function similar to the ones used already in mapfile.c. (this is probably a good idea anyway for use in mapscript). The string parsing makes it easy to
> define the defaults. I've got it working locally and it's a nice convenience. Hardest part would be defining which are good defaults and what a good
> naming convention would be. If there's interest I can write up a quick RFC...

Hi Steve,

 From a user point of view I really like this.  A strong +1 from me.  I 
can also help you document this.


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