[MPI3 Fortran] MPI function symbol naming convention for tools

Rasmussen, Craig E rasmussn at lanl.gov
Thu Jun 23 08:50:19 CDT 2011

On Jun 23, 2011, at 1:39 AM, Martin Schulz wrote:

In another sense, if we mandate specific symbols for mpif.h/use mpi, we might break some tools, but put ourselves in a better place for the future.  Since a tool already has to sense which back-end symbol to use mpif.h/use mpi (lower case, caps, 1 underscore, 2 underscores -- none of which are mandated by the Fortran spec, by the way; it's just common convention), is it really a hardship to add another symbol name to check during the tools configuration/building mechanism?

I am more worrying about existing tools - those would all
have to be changed.


Could you comment on the possibility of deprecating what is essentially the current mpif.h tool access.

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