[MPI3 Fortran] MPI non-blocking transfers

N.M. Maclaren nmm1 at cam.ac.uk
Wed Jan 21 17:38:26 CST 2009

On Jan 21 2009, Bill Long wrote:
>More precisely, no proposals since you have joined the discussion.  
>There have been proposals in the past that would create a "real" Fortran 
>interface for MPI that was completely different from the C interface.  
>It would use assumed-shape dummies. (Solves the copy-in/copy-out 
>problem.)  With the associated descriptors, a large number of the 
>arguments to MPI routines could be dropped.  (Improves on the difficulty 
>of use problem and reduces coding mistakes.)

OK.  Yes, that's very different.  But it's completely orthogonal to the
non-blocking/ASYNCHRONOUS issue.

Nick Maclaren,
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