[petsc-dev] Moar namespacing

Matthew Knepley knepley at gmail.com
Mon Aug 27 17:46:41 CDT 2012

On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 5:45 PM, Barry Smith <bsmith at mcs.anl.gov> wrote:

>   Does Fortran2008 have Vec Mat etc also as  keywords?
>    If you are going to change IS -> PetscIS then you should change every
> stinking non-name-spaced thing in PETSc and boy Matt will be happy. Doesn't
> this change require PETSc 4.0?   Note we'll also need to rename all current
> names in PETSc that are more than 26 char long since adding PETSc will make
> them too long.

I am on record as never wanting to change Vec and Mat. This would cause
Wolfgang's spleen to actually explode.


>    Barry
> On Aug 27, 2012, at 3:38 PM, Jed Brown <jedbrown at mcs.anl.gov> wrote:
> > As the recent petsc-maint pointed out, "IS" is now a Fortran keyword. Is
> petsc-3.4 time to namespace more types? Just PetscIS or also PetscVec,
> PetscMat, etc?

What most experimenters take for granted before they begin their
experiments is infinitely more interesting than any results to which their
experiments lead.
-- Norbert Wiener
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