[postgis-devel] Should we start using default args now?

Mark Cave-Ayland mark.cave-ayland at siriusit.co.uk
Thu May 19 02:50:13 PDT 2011

On 17/05/11 06:01, Paragon Corporation wrote:

> Now that Bborie has unleashed his load of functions; I'm not complaining, I
> did ask for it :)
> I was wondering if maybe we should start using default arguments at least
> for raster.  Now that our minimum is 8.4 for PostGIS 2.0, this is now an
> option.  Does it make sense?

As long as we are consistent, i.e. we go through and review the existing 
functions to see where we could make the same changes then I don't see 
why not. It's when we start mixing the old and new styles that I can see 
we will experience issues.


Mark Cave-Ayland - Senior Technical Architect
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