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Subject: [ggl] Intersection/difference and mixed geometries
From: Barend Gehrels (barend.gehrels)
Date: 2011-02-01 12:00:56

Hi Bill,

On 31-1-2011 21:23, Bill Zissimopoulos wrote:
>>> Any plans to get those implemented?
>> Yes, in the end I like to have them all implemented. So there are plans.
>> But for now I concentrate on get Boost.Geometry released...
> I understand that you have to set priorities and your priority at this moment is to get the library released.
> However let me make the point that for a library that wishes to be Boost.Geometry, the ability to support robust boolean operations across all kinds of geometries is essential IMO.

I agree with this. However, other people will state "a library that
wishes... should have rays and lines and circles implemented". Or "...
should have 3D fully implemented". Or similar.

But the things you ask for are relatively easy (e.g. difference
point/polygon) or partly implemented (e.g. difference
linestring/polygon, depending on intersections linestring/polygon, see
previous mail to John), so hopefully it will not take too long.

Regards, Barend

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