Here is the list of change items that is at the start of the chapter.
Not that a LOT of things changed. I encourage each of you to read
the text since this is the last shot before the SC'96 release.
o Communicator ID section removed
o Determining Contiguous Datatypes section removed
o Caching on additional handles has been moved to JOD. The text
describing the new MPI_Handle_type} has been moved to misc.
o Callbacks at process termination was updated and then moved to
o The introduction has been rewritten.
o The section on generalized requests has been reworked to a major
extent. There is now a progress callback function. Also, the
requests can be blocking, non-blocking, and persistent. Generalized
requests are now the same handle type as other requests.
o Placing information in status was redone.
o Naming was limited to communicators and predefined comms have
o New proposal for User Error Codes.
o Name change to low level datatype accessing functions to add
GET. Also raise some questions we need to settle.
o The pack/unpack of datatype and communicators section has been
replaced with a new section that uses new functions.
o The previous canonical datatype representation sections have been
replaced with a new section.
o The threads sections got some work. It needs more discussion
and work to do it justice.