[postgis-users] PostGIS 2.0.0beta3

Andy Colson andy at squeakycode.net
Thu Mar 15 12:22:49 PDT 2012

On 3/14/2012 4:46 PM, Paul Ramsey wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 14, 2012 at 2:41 PM, Andy Colson<andy at squeakycode.net>  wrote:
>> ... and GeomFromText became ST_GeomFromText ...  Why did some drop the ST_
>> and some have it added?
> The external spatial functions got them added, so all match up to the
> standards base. The internal functions, used for casts got them
> stripped to match PostgreSQL convention: newtype(oldtype) is the
> PostgreSQL standard casting function signature. There are some other
> even more internal functions (type_in(), type_out()) that you don't
> see or use that also had their st_ prefixes stripped. They really
> should never have had them added in the first place.
> P.
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I have run into a problem.  Mapserver 6 (.0.1 and .0.2) uses GeomFromText.

Are there any mapserver people on this list?  I'll post to the map 
server list otherwise.


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