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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] [Boost.MPI] question about serializingcustomobject
From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-08-27 17:08:11

I hereby note the energy expended on assertions that we don't have
time to create real understanding. All of the things we've
encountered here can be handled in the space of a few sentences, if
we're willing.

At Fri, 27 Aug 2010 21:55:36 +0200, Matthias Troyer wrote:
> The question is where should we stop, where should we start, what
> should be explained. The MPI standard documents is several hundred
> pages long. If you want just a few lines discussing the advantages
> of Boost.MPI and of skeleton&content then this can be done. If you
> want us to explain all details of MPI datatypes, all details of the
> semantics of nonblocking operations (which caused other issues in
> the past), ....then it will soon be most of the MPI standard or an
> MPI text book.

At Fri, 27 Aug 2010 12:26:03 -0800, Robert Ramey wrote:
> > We've obviously misunderstood one another somewhere along the way.
> > It would be good if we could get that cleared up.
> I think it would take too much time for me to understand. And if I
> did come to understand it, I might have something to say about it.
> If I said it, then it might start a thread which would cost even
> more time which I don't have right now.


Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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