[postgis-devel] [PostGIS] #351: Doc bug: Wrong return type for ST_Envelope()

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Wed Dec 30 06:56:12 PST 2009

#351: Doc bug: Wrong return type for ST_Envelope()
  Reporter:  pracine  |       Owner:  robe         
      Type:  defect   |      Status:  closed       
  Priority:  medium   |   Milestone:  PostGIS 1.4.2
 Component:  postgis  |     Version:  1.4.X        
Resolution:  fixed    |    Keywords:               
Comment (by mcayland):

 I've applied the correct fix to trunk for this (i.e. use full double
 precision calculation rather than using the BBOX cache to perform geometry
 calculations). I also fixed up ST_Expand() which was also doing a similar

 Regina - please can you verify and update the ST_Envelope() documentation
 accordingly? The whole section about float4 should simple be removed,
 along with the reference to float4 in the first paragraph.

 Does anyone feel that this should be patched back to 1.4 branch?

Ticket URL: <http://trac.osgeo.org/postgis/ticket/351#comment:3>
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