[OSM-dev] API question: why was the diff upload call added to the API?

Joseph Koshy joseph.koshy at gmail.com
Wed Nov 24 08:24:06 GMT 2010

Could someone with knowledge of the history of the OSM API please
help: what was the use case for the "diff upload" API (see {1})
introduced in API version 0.6?  I.e., why were atomic changes deemed

The atomicity requirement for this API call makes it somewhat
difficult to scale.

 {1}  http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/API_v0.6#Diff_upload:_POST_.2Fapi.2F0.6.2Fchangeset.2F.23id.2Fupload

-- Koshy

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