Opened 13 years ago

Closed 13 years ago

Last modified 13 years ago

#937 closed defect (fixed)

Regression: can't dump POLYGON with EMPTY shell

Reported by: strk Owned by: strk
Priority: critical Milestone: PostGIS 2.0.0
Component: postgis Version: master
Keywords: Cc:


This was fixed with 1.4.2 and 1.5.1, but is back in 2.0 ??

=# select postgis_lib_version();
=# select '01030000000100000000000000'::geometry;
ERROR:  Point array has < 1 ordinates!
=# select st_astext('01030000000100000000000000'::geometry);

In 1.4.2 we get:

=# select postgis_lib_version();
=# select '01030000000100000000000000'::geometry;
=# select st_astext('01030000000100000000000000'::geometry);

Change History (8)

comment:1 by strk, 13 years ago

Looks like the exception was added by pramsey with r5367 (Mar 3 2010), commit log:

    Add some documentation to the public functions.

Paul: was it intentional to commit functional change ? the commit log suggests it wasn't… And now I wonder if the same problem affects 1.5

comment:2 by strk, 13 years ago

note that it's really the output (dump) functions complaining, as the parser understands that very well. It's a polygon with a zero-points shell. This is different from 'POLYGON EMPTY', which is really encoded as a polygon with NO rings.

comment:3 by strk, 13 years ago

Other intersting results:

strk=# select st_isempty('01030000000100000000000000'::geometry);
(1 row)

strk=# select st_isvalid('01030000000100000000000000'::geometry);
(1 row)

comment:4 by strk, 13 years ago

Summary: Regression: can't dump POLYGON EMPTYRegression: can't dump POLYGON with EMPTY shell

comment:5 by strk, 13 years ago

Owner: changed from pramsey to strk
Status: newassigned

Fixed (and regress-tested) by r7102

comment:6 by strk, 13 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

comment:7 by pramsey, 13 years ago

Rather than adding another semantic for EMPTY WKB polygons, can we morph this case into the "standard" WKB representation for that case, namely, a polygon with a ring count of zero and nothing else? (Would do this by having this case return "true" in the lwgeom_is_empty() function). Incidentally, does the wkb_in code handle the one-empty-ring case correctly (construct an empty polygon?)

comment:8 by strk, 13 years ago

Morph how ? Automatically on parsing ? Explicitly on request ? Note that the bug is about _dumping_, not parsing. You want to dump something different than you read ?

coliver had an ST_Homogenize code laying around somewhere, such morph could be undertaken by that.

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