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Re: Geometric data type for an arc.

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Merlin Moncure <mmoncure(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: John(dot)Kitz(at)xs4all(dot)nl, pgsql-novice(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Geometric data type for an arc.
Date: 2012-05-10 16:59:23
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Merlin Moncure <mmoncure(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
> On Thu, May 10, 2012 at 10:10 AM, John W. Kitz <John(dot)Kitz(at)xs4all(dot)nl> wrote:
>> Does anybody know how to submit a feature request for consideration to the
>> developers of PostgreSQL?

> The support for geometric types as it stands is fairly weak -- there
> might be some reluctance to extend them (which means more operators,
> casts, etc) without a more general look at their issues (for example,
> why can't you extract points out of a box type)?

The first question that would be asked is whether PostGIS doesn't do
what you want.  There's not that much enthusiasm for improving the core
geometric types because PostGIS has covered the territory.

			regards, tom lane

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