[OSM-talk] oneway yes or true

Lambertus osm at na1400.info
Fri Feb 27 10:06:34 GMT 2009

True/false and Yes/No both give the same meaning to oneway, so there's 
only debate if the value should be leaning towards human- or machine 
readability. Personally I would lean towards human, shame on any 
programmer who's software cannot parse yes/no values.

What would really add additional information to oneway is: 0, 1 and -1. 
These values additionally give a direction relative to the direction of 
the way. Imho only 0, 1 and -1 are the true options for the oneway tag.

Richard Fairhurst wrote:
> David Earl wrote:
>> I can't help feeling the effort that I've noticed some contributors 
>> are putting into manually changing oneway=yes to oneway=true 
>> would be better spent doing something more useful.
> Eek - people are really doing this?
> 'yes' is English (and, as you say, in the editor presets). 'true' (in this
> context) is computerprogrammerish. Even if there was a need to standardise,
> which there isn't, it should be on the former.
> cheers
> Richard

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