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From: Craig Rasmussen (crasmussen_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-12-07 11:54:26


Begin forwarded message:

> From: Bill Long <longb_at_[hidden]>
> Date: November 21, 2005 11:03:46 AM MST
> To: Malcolm Cohen <malcolm_at_[hidden]>
> Cc: J3 <j3_at_[hidden]>
> Subject: (j3.2005) Re: Derived types according to MPI2
> Reply-To: longb_at_[hidden]
>
>
>
> Malcolm Cohen wrote:
>> Aleksandar Donev said:
>>> (like MPI standard).
>> Gak. Just because MPI is a load of dingo's kidneys doesn't mean
>> everyone else should make a horrible mess.
>
> MPI is a bad idea that spun out of control. It is mainly useful as
> an example of what to avoid. It certainly is diametrically opposed
> to the programmer productivity goals being pushed by DARPA. One
> hopes that the combination of Fortran 2008 and UPC will finally let
> users abandon this archaic monstrosity.
>
> Cheers,
> Bill
>
>
>
>
>
> -- Bill Long longb_at_[hidden] Fortran Technical Support & voice:
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