(j3.2006) [MPI3 Fortran] Feedback from Fortran J3 meeting

Keith Bierman khbkhb
Wed May 28 22:15:31 EDT 2008

On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 12:42 PM, Bill Long <longb at cray.com> wrote:

> I see this as very backward looking.  We've done a lot of work to
> produce a native parallel programming model within Fortran that lacks
> these problems that MPI has.  Producing a whole optional part of the
> standard just to accommodate a legacy library that one would expect,
> over time, to fall by the wayside, seems like a bad idea on multiple
> fronts.
I've heard (worse, I've said such things) on and off since the mid 80's with
the preMPI messaging passing stuff.

Sadly, message passing has grown not shrunk. I doubt it is going away during
my lifetime (sad to say).

Keith Bierman
khbkhb at gmail.com
kbiermank AIM
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