[Mpi-forum] MPI_INFO_GET_ENV naming question
rabenseifner at hlrs.de
Sun Jul 22 05:41:30 CDT 2012
Can we take this as a decision?
So far there is no objection.
It must be changed in tools and appLang, therefore, I need a clear
decision for appLang (as chapter author).
----- Original Message -----
> From: "William Gropp" <wgropp at illinois.edu>
> To: "Martin Schulz" <schulzm at llnl.gov>, "Main MPI Forum mailing list" <mpi-forum at lists.mpi-forum.org>
> Sent: Friday, July 20, 2012 6:11:41 PM
> Subject: Re: [Mpi-forum] MPI_INFO_GET_ENV naming question
> I prefer MPI_INFO_ENV . Using GET in the name will be confusing.
> 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
> On Jul 19, 2012, at 12:25 PM, Schulz, Martin wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > During the chapter review for Chapter 8, the environment chapter, a
> > question came up at the forum, which we thought requires wider
> > feedback.
> > Ticket 313 introduced an info object into MPI 3.0 that allows users
> > to query the environment, which is called MPI_INFO_GET_ENV. This
> > name, however, contains a verb and hence follows the naming
> > structure of an MPI function, but is a constant. Hence, should we
> > really go with this name or should we rename this into a name
> > without a verb, like MPI_INFO_ENV, to avoid confusion? People in the
> > room were leaning towards the latter and this is clearly ticket 0 at
> > this point, but we wanted to ask to make sure there is no unintended
> > impact with that change.
> > Comments?
> > Thanks,
> > Martin
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