[mpiwg-tools] Prefix of PMPI replacement interface

Todd Gamblin tgamblin at llnl.gov
Tue Sep 29 23:47:31 CDT 2015

FWIW, I agree with Marc-Andre.

Would it be ridiculous to just call the new functionality "MPI Hooks",
based on what might be the most widely used similar interface, "malloc
hooks"?  This gets at the callback aspect that Marc mentions, but I think
it also makes it pretty clear what it's for.

Thoughts?  Are the MPI_H or MPI_Hook_ prefixes taken?


On 9/29/15, 7:07 AM, "mpiwg-tools on behalf of Marc-Andre Hermanns"
<mpiwg-tools-bounces at lists.mpi-forum.org on behalf of
hermanns at jara.rwth-aachen.de> wrote:

>Dear all,
>currently the working title of the PMPI replacement interface is QMPI.
>While this is a nice homage to a system that I mostly enjoy working
>on, it feels to me more like an "inside joke" lacking obvious relation
>between name and function. Already the name PMPI was misleading, as it
>eventually was used for more than just "profiling".
>I would propose
>as a basis for discussion.
>It blends in well with the new MPI_T API prefix and the C would stand
>for "Callback". Furthermore, it describes what it _is_ rather that
>being presumptuous about what you do with it or who it is for (tools,
>ft, etc.).
>What do you think? Do you have other ideas?
>I know, a concrete name is not the most pressing issue we need to
>attend in this context, yet, in my experiences naming discussions take
>a long time, thus if we start this now, me might come to consensus by
>the time we have the rest of the API fleshed out. ;-)
>Marc-Andre Hermanns
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