[mapserver-dev] MS RFC 133: Mapfile Syntax Cleanup

Seth G sethg at geographika.co.uk
Fri Jan 29 12:56:05 PST 2021

Hi all,

I've got round to a draft RFC for cleaning up deprecated and legacy Mapfile keywords, based on current docs and going through all the allowed syntax as part of mappyfile development and ongoing MapScript docs updates. 


It might be too early to vote on the RFC without some discussion about which keywords should be removed. 

In terms of updates any keyword removal would be a separate pull request. The changes to mapfile.c seem fine (and the msautotest Mapfiles), but I've never used the lexer/parser/Bison process. Are there any sample commits when a Mapfile keyword has been removed previously?

Thoughts/comments welcome,


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