[postgis-devel] "the_geom" quick feedback

Mark Cave-Ayland mark.cave-ayland at siriusit.co.uk
Wed Dec 16 09:30:38 PST 2009

Paul Ramsey wrote:

> Yesterday I rashly changed the default geometry column created by the shape loader from "the_geom" to "geom". And lo, the loader regression is broken this morning. 
> So. Before I go and change the regression expects to match my inputs: is this regressing change of the default name acceptable? I have always chafed about it a little (the_geom) but I accepted it. It would be nice not to have it "the" anymore, but not critical.
> P

I don't think the change itself is much of a problem, however it will 
obviously obsolete a reasonable amount of training material and 
tutorials on the internet.



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