[Mpi-forum] Questions on MPI Standard formatting

George Bosilca bosilca at icl.utk.edu
Fri Sep 3 12:19:29 CDT 2021


These PDFs looks great, a clear leap forward in improving the readability
and cleanness of the MPI standard.

The only issue I noticed (and that was pinpointed in your email) was about
the multi-page tabular where the numbering is done consecutively for the
entire tabular environment despite the fact that the table is split across
multiple pages, and the numbers are placed on the same side as the first
page on all pages. If we can fix this to have the line numbers per page and
on the correct side for all environments, that would be great.


On Thu, Sep 2, 2021 at 11:03 Gropp, William D via mpi-forum <
mpi-forum at lists.mpi-forum.org> wrote:

> I’ve been experimenting with updating the MPI Forum document formatting,
> and in particular, modernizing the use of LaTeX and reducing the custom
> LaTeX in the document.  Attached are a few pages from my tests.  These
> show:
> 1) Use of the lineno package to label each line of text - this replaces
> the ruler currently used, and means that text is more accurately labeled,
> but “boxes”, including tables, figures, and captions may not have line
> numbers. All of the attached pages show the line numbers in the margins.
> 2) Use of the lstlisting package, with syntax and MPI routine
> highlighting. This also sets a background to gray to help the code examples
> standout. The approach used in MPI 4.0 creates a box with a border; because
> of the box, in that approach, the individual lines of code are not
> numbered.  Hence this change in how code examples are marked off. The
> attached examples show both one page and a code example that spans two
> pages.
> 3) There is a way to include numbering for tabular environments (and some
> others).  However, this can lead to some odd labeling, because of how the
> labeling is implemented within the various LaTeX packages.  I’ve included
> some examples which show both the expected behavior (consecutive numbering)
> and the unexpected (and nearly impossible to fix) non-consecutive numbering.
> 4) I’ve also switched from the book to the srcbook document class. This is
> a more modern and powerful document class, and has allowed me to remove
> some of the custom LaTeX code.
> I’d like feedback on these.  I’d like to adopt some of these for the next
> version. In particular:
> 1) Use srcbook instead of book
> 2) Use lstlisting in code examples as shown here
> 3) For tabular environments, do NOT use line numbers for tabular
> environments used within a table (or other floating) environment. This is
> where the weird line numbering can happen (e.g., see the attached page 32).
> For inline tabular environments, use edtable to get line numbers (this is
> what was used in these examples, and it has worked well in other parts of
> the document)
> If you have suggestions for improvements or alternatives, please let me
> know.
> Bill
> William Gropp
> Director, NCSA
> Thomas M. Siebel Chair in Computer Science
> University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
> IEEE-CS President-Elect
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