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    FindMPI: Modernization from ground up · 9a58e69c
    Christian Pfeiffer authored
    This is a near-total rewrite of FindMPI implementing the following
    features:
    
    Environmental improvements:
    
    - C++ settings can now be picked from C settings if no dedicated C++
      settings are found (some installs of IBM Platform MPI)
    - Fortran settings can now be found on MPICH-1, MVAPICH-1, Microsoft
      MPI and MPICH-2 on Windows.
    
    - Improved flag procession logic: Flags related to security enhancements
      of MPI itself, and unrelated to MPI usage (-fstack-protector-strong on
      e.g. RHEL 7 for MPICH and MVAPICH) will be filtered out properly now.
      -pthread is now being handled. -fno-strict-aliasing, which may be needed
      while compiling MVAPICH (e.g. RHEL 7's MVAPICH package) is also
      filtered.
    
    Features added:
    
    - MPI version can be determined for each language and is exposed as the
      package version
    - MPI functionality is being tested to ensure the correctness of
      settings
    - MPI-2 C++ bindings can be suppressed if desired by the project or
      user. For older MPIs, this often resolves issues and eliminated the
      infamous SEEK_SET trouble.
    - MPI-2 C++ bindings are now being searched for and exposed by a
      variable if detected.
    - Fortran support now does not make assumptions over the MPI present and
      works with ILP64 MPI implementations.
    - Fortran now exposes which bindings (mpif.h, mpi/mpi_f08 modules) are
      available
    - MPI detection can now work hybridly, which for example permits using the
      Fortran modules shipped with some compiler suites together with MPI
      (e.g. PGI on Windows shipping MSMPI modules)
    - Ability to determine MPI library version (*requires* try_run, caution)
      upon request
    - Ability to determine Fortran capabilities from MPI-3 for each of the
      bindings (subarrays, asynchronous attribute protecting entities) (also
      requires try_run)
    
    Fine grained control over the search process:
    
    - Possibility to selectively enable and disable steps like compiler
      wrapper search and guessing. Permits picking Microsoft MPI over Intel
      MPI if both are loaded (previously not possible without removing the
      IMPI compiler wrappers from the environment)
    - Ability to pick MPICH2 over MSMPI (previously the first one located
      was taken)
    - A user may now pass compiler flags to the compiler wrapper script,
      enabling much more flexibility. This permits for example linking the
      Intel MPI debug runtime, static linking, ILP64 with Fortran,
      linking tracing, ...
    - A user may define a suffix for all MPI binaries that are being looked
      for (useful on Debian/Ubuntu where the alternative MPI installs are each
      appended with their name, e.g. mpicc.mpich and mpicc.lam)
    
    Cache variable improvements
    
    - Instead of the previous plural cache variables a list-of-variables
      approach is now in place. Permits correcting individual variables
      instead of having to wade through a list, also speeds up the search
      process and increases comfort by eliminating duplicate entries in
      LIBRARIES over languages
    - MPIEXEC was corrected to MPIEXEC_EXECUTABLE in order to fix the
      grouping in the CMake GUI for the variable (previously ungrouped)
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