[MPI3 Fortran] [Mpi-comments] MPI 3.0: Fortran 2008 interface - issue with the LOGICAL kind

Schulz, Martin schulzm at llnl.gov
Thu Mar 21 10:44:54 CDT 2013

Hi Jeff, all,

On Mar 21, 2013, at 8:38 AM, "Jeff Squyres (jsquyres)" <jsquyres at cisco.com>

> On Mar 21, 2013, at 8:26 AM, Craig Rasmussen <rasmus at cas.uoregon.edu> wrote:
>> I talked with Martin yesterday and he would be happy to have the requirement in the standard that the Fortran wrappers MUST call the MPI C interface.  This would much simplify things for the tools community.  (I had earlier thought he would object to this solution.)
> No!  This is NOT a good idea to mandate.
> Open MPI currently has a bunch of Fortran functions that do NOT call the corresponding MPI_<foo> C function.  Instead, they call some other back-end, internal function.
> I believe the NEC Fortran MPI API may do similar things.

I feared that this would be the reaction and that were also my original reservations. From a tools perspective this would indeed be the easiest and cleanest solution, but I can see the downside. Implementation effort for rewriting aside (which I realize is important), do you expect a large performance impact, though?


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