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Subject: Re: [OMPI users] MPI and C++
From: Robert Kubrick (robertkubrick_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-07-04 09:20:50


On Jul 4, 2009, at 8:24 AM, Jeff Squyres wrote:

> On Jul 3, 2009, at 7:42 PM, Dorian Krause wrote:
>
>> I would discourage you to use the C++ bindings, since (to my
>> knowledge)
>> they might be removed from MPI 3.0 (there is such a proposal).
>>
>
>
> There is a proposal that has passed one vote so far to deprecate
> the C++ bindings in MPI-2.2 (meaning: still have them, but advise
> against using them). This opens the door for potentially removing
> the C++ bindings in MPI-3.0.

Is it the reason for this to boost the 'boost' library adoption?

>
> As has been mentioned on this thread already, the official MPI C++
> bindings are fairly simplistic -- they take advantage of a few
> language features, but not a lot. They are effectively a 1-to-1
> mapping to the C bindings. The Boost.MPI library added quite a few
> nice C++-friendly abstractions on top of MPI. But if Boost is
> unattractive for you, then your best bet is probably just to use
> the C bindings.
>
> --
> Jeff Squyres
> Cisco Systems
>
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