[MPI3 Fortran] Summary of items on the table

Aleksandar Donev donev1 at llnl.gov
Mon Apr 28 18:11:46 CDT 2008

On Monday 28 April 2008 16:02, Bill Long wrote:
> The only thing you skip is
> argument conformance checking.
It may be the "only thing" for the purposes of the compiler. But for a 
language, it makes any program which makes such a mismatch ill-defined. This 
was the whole point of introducing interfaces---to check against bad 
programs. Explicitly allowing semantically undefined programs is highly 
dubious, to say the least. I would never support such a proposal. And I am 
sure all non-vendor people on J3 won't either. Program safety and clarity has 
always been a goal for those people, and with a good purpose: To provide a 
check for compiler vendors who vote based on other principles...

Aleksandar Donev, Ph.D.
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High Performance Computational Materials Science and Chemistry
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