[MPIWG Fortran] ticket 351

Bill Long longb at cray.com
Tue Oct 22 09:52:56 CDT 2013

Hi Jeff, (copying the Fortran gang)

Two comments on this ticket:

1) The BIND(C) should be removed from the Fortran interfaces.  This was 
done for the other Fortran interface routines.

2) I don't really see the point of this at all.  The user can just call 
the native Fortran intrinsics directly.  Why should there be a duplicate 
version that starts with MPI_ ?  I would suggest, instead, that you just 
add a note in the spec (advice to users) point out that Fortran 
programmers can access the command line arguments using the language 
intrinsics.   Maybe someone can convince me this is not adequate, but 
I've been using those intrinsics with parallel programs for some time 
and they work just fine.


On 10/22/13 9:09 AM, Jeff Hammond wrote:
> I will be at the Forum in December and am hoping to make progress on
> various tickets in which I am interested.
> Do we have enough to proceed with
> https://svn.mpi-forum.org/trac/mpi-forum-web/ticket/351?  It seems
> straightforward to pass if the WG agrees on the change.
> Best,
> Jeff

Bill Long                                           longb at cray.com
Fortran Technical Support    &                 voice: 651-605-9024
Bioinformatics Software Development            fax:   651-605-9142
Cray Inc./Cray Plaza, Suite 210/380 Jackson St./St. Paul, MN 55101

More information about the mpiwg-fortran mailing list