[MPI3 Fortran] MPI function symbol naming convention for tools

Rasmussen, Craig E rasmussn at lanl.gov
Mon Jun 20 13:36:23 CDT 2011

We've debated this for some time and the module name chosen is "mpi_f08".  We had originally proposed the module name to be "mpi3" but this ties the name to a particular mpi version which didn't seem the right thing to do.  I'm open to a different module name though Rolf will probably kill me.  Perhaps "use mpi_f_types" or "use mpi_f_handles".  Though it is late in the game to be making a name change now.


On Jun 20, 2011, at 12:19 PM, Lionel, Steve wrote:

>> 3. mpi_recv_f08
>>       - This function implements (in C or Fortran) MPI_Recv with integer handles and the choice buffer passed via an array descriptor.
>> Note that these functions only need to support integer handles because of the way we (thanks to Rolf) have chosen to define the handle types in the mpi_f08 module.
>> Please comment on this naming convention.
> I would request that any names NOT include text that refers to a specific version of the Fortran standard.  The industry already made that mistake once with the .f90 file type meaning "free-form source" - I don't want to see the mistake repeated. Maybe "fdesc" can be used, or something else that has the right connotation without implying some specific standard revision.
> Steve Lionel
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