[Mpi-forum] info key text normative?

Jeff Hammond jeff.science at gmail.com
Thu Mar 13 12:17:19 CDT 2014

I am referring to the specific case where info key text says "X is the
default behavior" and I wonder if X is binding if this info key is not


On Thu, Mar 13, 2014 at 12:14 PM, Fab Tillier <ftillier at microsoft.com> wrote:
> Hi Jeff,
> Jeff Hammond wrote on Thu, 13 Mar 2014 at 09:48:59
>> Is the text that describes info keys normative, i.e. binding?
> Yes, the mechanics of info keys are well defined, and the standard defines reserved keys for file objects (page 500).
>>  I thought implementations were free to ignore info keys and thus
>> the text defining them was not necessarily normative.
> Implementations can ignore keys, but this doesn't change how info keys behave from an interface perspective.
> At least that's my take on it.
> -Fab
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Jeff Hammond
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