[mpi-21] Ballot 4 proposal: fix attribute example 4.13

Rolf Rabenseifner rabenseifner at [hidden]
Mon Jan 21 04:46:25 CST 2008

We'll put it on Ballot 4.
It finishes two discussion streams:
Interlanguage use of Attributes 
    Subject: Re: clarification on inter-language interoperability of  attributes 
    See also Error in Example 4.13 in MPI-2

Error in Example 4.13 in MPI-2 (Use of Attributes in C and Fortran) 
    Subject: MPI-2 attributes question
    See also Interlanguage use of Attributes. 
I checked again all the cross references in MPI-1 and MPI-2.
It seems that this was the only inconsistency on attribute caching
Fortran and C interfaces. 

Best regards

On Fri, 18 Jan 2008 16:10:49 -0500
 Jeff Squyres <jsquyres_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>Per http://www.cs.uiuc.edu/homes/wgropp/projects/parallel/MPI/mpi-errata/ , the errata item entitled "Error in Example 4.13 in MPI-2 (Use of  Attributes in C and Fortran)".  I believe that this errata item  supersedes the errata item "Interlanguage use of Attributes".
>See the mail discussing:
>Change MPI-2:4.12, p58:36 from:
>   IF (val.NE.address_of_i) THEN CALL ERROR
>MPI-2:4.12 p58:12-13 and 16-18 clearly state that if an attribute is  set by C, retrieving it in Fortran will obtain the address of the  attribute.
>See the mails for more discussion, including an exhaustive list of  what happens for each of the 9 possibilities of setting and getting  attribute values between the different languages.
>Jeff Squyres
>Cisco Systems

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