[Mpi-forum] Reserved MPI_ prefix & namespace in C and Fortran

N.M. Maclaren nmm1 at cam.ac.uk
Fri Aug 24 12:06:32 CDT 2012

On Aug 24 2012, William Gropp wrote:
> Of course, we no longer have C++. But it could always come back in a 
> different form. The best way to handle this is to not enumerate the 
> languages either; alternately, the C++ could also be mentioned, noting 
> that the C++ binding has been removed but MPI should not be used as a 
> namespace in C++.

Yes - that would be the way to go.  It should state that any C++ program
using the C interface should not declare namespaces called either MPI
or PMPI.  And that use is NOT going away!

Nick Maclaren.

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