[drmaa-wg] C Binding Spec 0.98 and GWD-I Doc

Daniel Templeton Dan.Templeton at Sun.COM
Fri Feb 18 08:05:16 CST 2005

Per my conversation my Andeas last night, I have removed the new job 
info structure and the DRMAA_PS_USER_SYSTEM_SUSPENDED constant from the 
C binding spec, as they are not allowed by the language independent 
spec.  I also made the changes suggested by Hrabri and Peter.  This is 
the new 0.98 spec.  This will likely be the 1.0 spec, mostly since there 
isn't anymore time to argue about it.  Hrabri, if there are no other 
issues with the 0.98 spec, please relabel it 1.0 and submit it for GGF13.

(The 0.98 spec does contain all the other changes that were in the 0.97 
spec.  This is because none of the other changes attempt to change the 
sematics of the lang ind spec.  Something that may be a problem is that 
the error codes listed in the 0.98 version go way beyond what was listed 
in the lang ind spec.  If that is an issue, Hrabri, just delete them 
before submitting the doc as 1.0.)

Also per my conversation with Andreas, I used the 0.97 spec to build an 
Experiences document which contains our desire to have the two things I 
took out of the 0.98 spec.

Since we have no time to discuss this, I have simply done it.  I have to 
wonder, however, how it is possible for the OO, .Net, and Java language 
bindings to use a job info struture (the JobInfo class), but the C 
binding isn't allowed to.  Before anyone gets any clever ideas, let me 
point out that the reason the Java language binding uses a job info 
structure is that Java does not allow multiple out parameters.  If we 
disallow job info structures in the binding docs, we disallow the Java 
language binding altogether.

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