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Subject: Re: [OMPI devel] [PATCH 4/4] Trying to get the C/R code to compile again. (last)
From: Ralph Castain (rhc_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-12-05 05:49:28

Thanks Adrian - I think that will silence the questions in a fair way.
Appreciate your flexibility.


On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 1:55 AM, Adrian Reber <adrian_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 04, 2013 at 08:07:39PM +0000, Jeff Squyres (jsquyres) wrote:
> > On Dec 4, 2013, at 11:29 AM, Ralph Castain <rhc.openmpi_at_[hidden]>
> wrote:
> >
> > > Jeff - you are jumping way ahead. I already said this needs further
> work to resolve blocking. These patches (per Adrian's email) just makes
> things compile
> >
> > Fair enough.
> >
> > But in some ways, having uncompilable code is a *good* thing, because it
> tells you exactly where you need to work on the architecture. Just
> updating it to *compile* removes that safeguard -- will you
> remember/re-find all those places where it *used* to block and convert the
> architecture to workaround the blocking?
> >
> > I guess I'm saying: what exactly does updating it to compile get for us,
> if we know the code still won't work? It seems like all we'll be doing is
> removing the grep-able places where we *know* we'll have to do work in the
> future.
> My goal was to let people see what I am doing and especially to decrease
> the number of patches I have to carry locally. I am not familiar enough
> with
> the Open MPI code (yet) to fix it correctly in the first try. Without
> having a code which compiles I personally cannot continue fixing the
> functionality. These patches are the first step which I wanted to make
> public. I can update the patches to include 'FIXME' in all the place if
> required.
> Adrian
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