[ET Trac] [Einstein Toolkit] #1342: list-simulations shows queued simulation as "finished"

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Tue Apr 30 09:28:30 CDT 2013

#1342: list-simulations shows queued simulation as "finished"
  Reporter:  hinder      |       Owner:  eschnett
      Type:  defect      |      Status:  new     
  Priority:  major       |   Milestone:          
 Component:  SimFactory  |     Version:          
Resolution:              |    Keywords:          

Comment (by hinder):

 As a user, I care more about the fact that there is another job in the
 queue waiting to start for this simulation than the fact that the last
 restart has not been cleaned up.  If there is no job in the queue, I have
 to "submit" again.  If there is, then I don't have to do anything.  There
 is no way to see this from the output of list-simulations.  The output of
 list-simulations should tell you about the simulation as a whole, not the
 implementation details (restarts).  Ideally, this implementation detail
 would be hidden completely from the user.  It can be useful to also
 mention details related to restarts, but logically it should be giving
 information about the simulation as a whole.

 Modifying the simulation when you run a list command sounds like a bad

 In the language of the user, a simulation which has "finished" is one
 which will not be run any more.  I think the simulation should be called
 "Queued" or "Finished" depending on whether there are restarts in the
 queue or not. Maybe also add "Running" for a simulation with a currently-
 running job.

Ticket URL: <https://trac.einsteintoolkit.org/ticket/1342#comment:2>
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