Auto-generated info for directory hierarchy in ADIOS output
Created by: pnorbert
Challenge: reconstruct the hierarchy at read time fast. OpenPMD spends 30 seconds to do that currently.
Idea: ADIOS could save the hierarchy as a string variable as a JSON/YAML document at write time, that either the application can use to generate the hierarchy or ADIOS could use it to generate a tree instead of the plain map of variables and attributes.
This could speed up the variable/variable and attribute/variable association functions at read time as well.
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