Alexander Korotkov <> writes:
> On Thu, Feb 16, 2012 at 11:43 AM, Alexander Korotkov
> <>wrote:
>> Described differences leads to incorrect behaviour of GiST index.
>> The question is: what is correct way to fix it? Should on_pb also use FP*
>> or consistent method should behave like on_pb?

> Any comments on this? Current behaviour definitely indicates a bug, and I'm
> ready to fix it. The only question: is this bug in on_pb or gist?

I'm inclined to think the right answer is to make on_pb use the FP*
macros, for consistency with other geometric operators.  But it's worth
asking whether that will actually fix the problem.  I've thought for
some time that we'd eventually find cases where geo_ops' use of fuzzy
comparisons breaks index behavior entirely, because it destroys natural
assumptions like the transitive law.  So that could eventually lead us
to rip out the FP* macros everywhere.

In any case, this doesn't seem like something we could back-patch;
it'd be a behavioral change in HEAD only.

                        regards, tom lane

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