Building an export in our app for shapefiles; ancient and completely outdated format. Currently there are dozens of better formats available. Unfortunately our clients are too dumb/lazy to learn how to work with other formats. Moreover, the irony is that many of their issues will be solved by just using any other format. Saving tons of frustration and hatred towards me for things I have zero control over.

Anyway, as I am coding I run into many ridiculous and well known shapefile issues.

Me goes to stackoverflow to find hacks

Me finds many posts with a title like "how to <..> shapefiles"

Me finds the same solution for every issue: "Don't use shapefiles"

Clients, please, get your shit together. The whole Internet hates people like you for using shapefiles.

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