What does LW stand for in liblwgeom of PostGIS?

I could not find any explanation anywhere, or in the source code (mirrored) at https://github.com/postgis/postgis/tree/svn-trunk/liblwgeom

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The LW in LWGEOM stands for "light-weight."

Here's a reference from the archives: https://github.com/postgis/postgis/blob/2.4.4/NEWS#L2045


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