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There are some issues specific to C++ that must be considered in the design of an interface that go beyond the simple description of language bindings. In particular, in C++, we must be concerned with the design of objects and their interfaces, rather than just the design of a language-specific functional interface to MPI. Fortunately, the design of MPI was based on the notion of objects, so a natural set of classes is already part of MPI.

MPI-2 includes C++ bindings as part of its function specifications. In some cases, MPI-2 provides new names for the C bindings of MPI-1 functions. In this case, the C++ binding matches the new C name --- there is no binding for the deprecated name.

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