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Subject: Re: [OMPI devel] RFC: libopen-rte --> libompi-rte
From: Jeff Squyres (jsquyres_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-11-06 13:49:23

On Nov 6, 2008, at 1:13 PM, Brian W. Barrett wrote:

>> WHY: ORTE is really quite specific to OMPI. We decided long ago
>> that ORTE would not split off from OMPI, and it has been
>> specifically tailored for OMPI. Indeed, Ralph has recently been
>> expanding "ORTE" to "OMPI Run Time Environment". So let's name the
>> library what it really is.
> Does it really hurt anything to leave the name as is? I know you
> love wrapper compilers, but there are a significant number of people
> who can't use them for one reason or another (like my case, krufty
> Makefiles I don't have control over). It seems like there's almost
> no upside, and a significant downside for others.

I understand that some people can't use wrappers, but we added the --
showme options just for these kinds of scenarios. I had thought that
that was sufficient -- are you saying that it's not?

Jeff Squyres
Cisco Systems