Tatsuo Ishii wrote: > > Tatsuo Ishii <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > > >> Tatsuo Ishii <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > > >>> Is there any reason for Rtree circle ops not being included in > > >>> PostgreSQL? > > >> > > >> rtree is going away (has gone away in HEAD awhile ago, in fact). > > > > > I know. I just want to make sure that there's any technical reason it > > > had not been supported for long time. > > > > AFAIR, the code simply wasn't there before 8.1. I threw in an opclass > > definition for circles while adding the rtree-equivalent opclasses > > to GIST, because the use case for it was pretty obvious > > (distance-to-a-point type queries). We could have added the same > > opclass to rtree at the same time, but I saw no point given that we > > were planning to drop rtree in the next release cycle. > > > > > BTW, I seems there are some users who are willing to continue to use > > > Rtree. > > > > It's a bit late to be objecting to that decision. > > Yes, probably the only way to help the user would be 1) build a new > pgfoundry or whatever open souce project 2) provide a commercial > support for him.
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