[DRMAA-WG] Conference call - Dec 2nd - Meeting Minutes

Peter Tröger peter at troeger.eu
Thu Dec 4 03:36:57 CST 2008

Participants: Dan, Roger, Peter

> 1. Meeting secretary for this meeting?


> 2. Answering the public comments for the Python spec:
> http://www.ogf.org/gf/docs/comment.php?id=283


Question 1:
This relates to self-expressiveness of a written DRMAA program vs.  
short commands for interactive DRMAA usage. Since we want to  
concentrate on the first issue, the proposed modification is accepted.

Question 2:
Since function renaming already happened in the Java binding, it seems  
to be an acceptable step. We will change it to "initialize", in order  
to keep some similarity to the original name.

Question 3:
Same argumentation as for question 1, therefore rejected.

Question 4:
Rejected, since the discussed parameters are not intended to be set by  
the application.

Question 5:
This is an implementation-specific decision, and should not be  
mandated by an API spec.


DRMAA group decided a long time ago to publish IDL-spec derived  
language bindings as informational document. Reasons are the provided  
amount of new knowledge (it's only a syntactical mapping) and  
standardization duration.
The programming example is a good idea, we will add this. The reality  
check was already done by the existing (non-standardized) Python DRMAA  
wrapper from Enrico.  He already modified his implementation according  
to the new document.

Last conf. call for this year will take place on Dec. 16th.

Best regards

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