[postgis-devel] [PostGIS] #944: typmod support for PostGIS geometry

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Mon May 16 06:04:15 PDT 2011

#944: typmod support for PostGIS geometry
 Reporter:  robe         |       Owner:  pramsey      
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new          
 Priority:  medium       |   Milestone:  PostGIS 2.0.0
Component:  postgis      |     Version:  trunk        
 Keywords:               |  

Comment(by robe):

 I think both you are Paul overestimate the length of forever.  To me
 forever (in software terms) is at best 3 years. If you believe the
 doomsday sayers, it will be like a week from now.

 A view can be easily changed whenever we want really, heck that's the
 point of having a view -- to hide the underlying complexity of your system
 and change it when you don't like it anymore.  What you are proposing
 violates with fiddling with catalogs violates the PostgreSQL development
 policy and is much harder to backout than what I am proposing.

 Anyrate my point is we don't really need to make this decision quite just
 yet.  We want typmod, we are all in agreement with that, so we should go
 ahead with that piece and test applications and various scenarios to know
 which way to go with the second part.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.osgeo.org/postgis/ticket/944#comment:18>
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