> I've frankly got no idea what you're talking about or whom you're
> adressing for that matter. There is no student with any assignment and
> neither are there any m4 files anywhere in the openmpi installation (at
> least on Gentoo).
> I'm simply a software developer trying to "properly" compile my OpenMPI
> software like I would compile any other program (that is, without
> auxilliary software). In more practical regard, I'd prefer that the
> compilation of this program integrate well with CMake and the normal
> compile process, in which additional tools such as mpicc are uncalled
As a CMake user, surely you are familiar with FindMPI.cmake, which uses
mpicc -showme (an variants) to figure out how to compile and link.
It's also common that people just expect CMAKE_C_COMPILER=/path/to/mpicc.
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