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Class content

boost::mpi::content — A proxy object that transfers the content of an object without its structure.

Synopsis

// In header: <boost/mpi/skeleton_and_content.hpp>


class content {
public:
  // construct/copy/destruct
  content();
  content(MPI_Datatype, bool = true);
  content& operator=(MPI_Datatype);

  // public member functions
  MPI_Datatype get_mpi_datatype() const;
  void commit() ;
};

Description

The content class indicates that Boost.MPI should transmit or receive the content of an object, but without any information about the structure of the object. It is only meaningful to transmit the content of an object after the receiver has already received the skeleton for the same object.

Most users will not use content objects directly. Rather, they will invoke send, recv, or broadcast operations using get_content().

content public construct/copy/destruct

  1. content();

    Constructs an empty content object. This object will not be useful for any Boost.MPI operations until it is reassigned.

  2. content(MPI_Datatype d, bool committed = true);

    This routine initializes the content object with an MPI data type that refers to the content of an object without its structure.

    Parameters:

    committed

    true indicates that MPI_Type_commit has already been excuted for the data type d.

    d

    the MPI data type referring to the content of the object.

  3. content& operator=(MPI_Datatype d);

    Replace the MPI data type referencing the content of an object.

    Parameters:

    d

    the new MPI data type referring to the content of the object.

    Returns:

    *this

content public member functions

  1. MPI_Datatype get_mpi_datatype() const;

    Retrieve the MPI data type that refers to the content of the object.

    Returns:

    the MPI data type, which should only be transmitted or received using MPI_BOTTOM as the address.

  2. void commit() ;

    Commit the MPI data type referring to the content of the object.


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