[MPI3 Fortran] Request for a straw vote.

Jim Xia jimxia at ca.ibm.com
Fri Jun 12 12:28:13 CDT 2009

mpi3-fortran-bounces at lists.mpi-forum.org wrote on 06/12/2009 12:52:00 PM:

> However, there was an earlier discussion raised by Jim about how a 
> compiler might want to copy-in/copy-out even if for assumed-shape 
> arrays.  I think Jim's example had to do with copying vector sized 
> objects even though the user is only using a portion of a vector.
> So does DIMENSION(..) restrict copy-in/copy-out?

I don't remember I raised discussion on this very topic, but this is a 
valid argument.  In short, DIMENSION(..) alone will not restrict 
copy-in/copy-out.  The most effective way to suppress copying is through 
VOLATILE/ASYNCHRONOUS attribute on the dummy argument.


Jim Xia

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