[Mpi-forum] MPI Count proposal from today's meeting

Jeff Squyres jsquyres at cisco.com
Thu Jun 17 13:05:04 CDT 2010

On Jun 17, 2010, at 10:30 AM, N.M. Maclaren wrote:

> I am happy with that! Just keep ANY reference to "64-bit" from out of the
> specification, because it will cause nothing but trouble.

Will do; sorry if our emails seemed to indicate that we're thinking specifically of 64 bit.  I think we're all thinking "64 bit is what we need today / will need soon", and that is probably leaking through into emails.  But there is zero intention to put a specific size on the MPI_Count type (and corresponding Fortran KIND) in the spec itself.

>     MPI_Count is a typedef name for a signed integer type suitable for
>     holding vector lengths and offsets.  It shall be at least as large as
>     the int type.

Here's some text for ya, Fab...  :-)

Jeff Squyres
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