[Mpi-forum] Reminder on editing the MPI-3 standard

William Gropp wgropp at illinois.edu
Wed Jul 18 08:43:51 CDT 2012

I'm finding a large number of extra spaces caused by incorrect use of the change macros.  Please follow the instructions.  For example

In C \MPIdelete{3.0}{281}{and C++} the …

is incorrect - it produces two spaces between "C" and "the" as in 

In C  the 

This is because the macro prevents LaTeX from combining the blanks on both sides of the macro (and this is the correct behavior).  The correct way to write this is

In C\MPIdelete{3.0}{281}{ and C++} the …

(After all, you are deleting the space before the "and".)

Remember, in LaTeX, and end-of-line is also a space, so

In C
\MPIdelete{3.0}{281}{and C++}

is also incorrect.


William Gropp
Director, Parallel Computing Institute
Deputy Director for Research
Institute for Advanced Computing Applications and Technologies
Paul and Cynthia Saylor Professor of Computer Science
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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