Opened 4 years ago

#10195 new Bugs

Silent Failure for boost::geometry::intersection()

Reported by: anonymous Owned by: Barend Gehrels
Milestone: To Be Determined Component: geometry
Version: Boost 1.55.0 Severity: Problem
Keywords: Cc:

Description

I am performing intersections between polygons, with points represented using 64-bit integer coordinates. If I use signed ints (int64_t), the intersection operations are correct. If I use unsigned ints (uint64_t), the returned intersection polygon collection is simply one of the two polygons I originally handed in.

The underlying intersection algorithm must require signed information, but this fact is not communicated to users. As a result, the output of unsigned int operations can appear nonsensical. Added documentation is appreciated. Adding an actual exception when attempting to do unsigned-int-based intersections would be even better.

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