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

Robert Corbett Robert.Corbett
Thu May 29 01:32:27 EDT 2008

Keith Bierman wrote:
> On May 28, 2008, at 10:56 AM   5/28/, Craig Rasmussen wrote:
> While the Committee has always preferred to design more generic  
> solutions, MPI is an important special case ... it might just be a  
> lot easier to have an optional part of the Standard which puts MPI in  
> as special modules ... then it's up to the implementors to "do it  
> right" rather than trying to describe all the right behaviors in a  
> processor and OS agnostic manner consistent with the "abstract  
> Fortran machine" (I know, we don't have those words, but we have the  
> concept ;>).

I agree.  People don't want to decorate their codes with declarations
to make them work, they just want them to work.  Many users have
already made the switch from including mpi.h to USEing MPI.  Those
users will not have to change a thing to have their codes work.

Bob Corbett

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