[OSM-dev] Rantings about API 0.6

Shaun McDonald shaun at shaunmcdonald.me.uk
Wed Feb 11 00:28:54 GMT 2009


On 11 Feb 2009, at 00:18, Frederik Ramm wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Iván Sánchez Ortega wrote:
>> I just finished coding a bulk importer which interfaces directly to  
>> the MySQL
>> DB instead of interfacing to the API.
>
> Well then I say let's just politely ask TomH to open up the MySQL TCP
> port for public access and create user accounts for us all, and off we
> go with factor 13 speed. I'm sure everyone will be pleased ;-)
>
> Jokes aside, does your bulk importer also implement populating the
> history tables, making sure that every node referenced by a way (and
> every node/way/relation referenced by a relation) actually exists, and
> all these totally useless integrity constraints?
>

Not to forget that the changeset is valid and still open; and the user  
exists and is allowed to enter data.

Shaun






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