[postgis-devel] Validity flag

Sandro Santilli strk at keybit.net
Mon Feb 29 08:30:02 PST 2016

On Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 02:15:24PM +0100, Oliver Courtin wrote:

> - We don't have that much flags still available 

Do you have a clear picture of how many flags we have
now and how many are in use ? As there might already
not be enough available for validity.

Someone might also want to stick precision info
in a geometry (for example).

> - On userland indeed we allow invalid geometry to be stored, 
>   but only with the ST_MakeValid stuff, or equivalent, in mind.
>   I can't figure a reason to encourage keeping invalid data on a long term.

I don't see an informational flag as a sign of encouragement.
It's like SRID=0/Unknown, are we encouraging it ?


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