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commit 0cd3edc01a87750ab414acb63bd817f6aa148768
Merge: 664858e 4ae2dcb
Author:     Brad King <brad.k...@kitware.com>
AuthorDate: Thu Jan 12 15:54:04 2017 -0500
Commit:     CMake Topic Stage <kwro...@kitware.com>
CommitDate: Thu Jan 12 15:54:04 2017 -0500

    Merge topic 'docs-function-exists' into next
    
    4ae2dcb1 CheckFunctionExists: Document suggestion to use CheckSymbolExists 
instead.


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commit 4ae2dcb1b965efac7c088cbf97fa66c4d3c41858
Author:     Stephen Sorley <ssor...@monetra.com>
AuthorDate: Thu Jan 12 13:10:25 2017 -0500
Commit:     Brad King <brad.k...@kitware.com>
CommitDate: Thu Jan 12 15:52:53 2017 -0500

    CheckFunctionExists: Document suggestion to use CheckSymbolExists instead.
    
    CheckFunctionExists has some severe limitations that are overcome by
    CheckSymbolExists.  Document them and suggest the alternative.

diff --git a/Modules/CheckFunctionExists.cmake 
b/Modules/CheckFunctionExists.cmake
index 5f049e7..ef08062 100644
--- a/Modules/CheckFunctionExists.cmake
+++ b/Modules/CheckFunctionExists.cmake
@@ -5,18 +5,16 @@
 # CheckFunctionExists
 # -------------------
 #
-# Check if a C function can be linked
+# Check if a C function can be linked::
 #
-# CHECK_FUNCTION_EXISTS(<function> <variable>)
+#   check_function_exists(<function> <variable>)
 #
-# Check that the <function> is provided by libraries on the system and
-# store the result in a <variable>.  This does not verify that any
-# system header file declares the function, only that it can be found at
-# link time (consider using CheckSymbolExists).
-# <variable> will be created as an internal cache variable.
+# Check that the ``<function>`` is provided by libraries on the system and 
store
+# the result in a ``<variable>``. ``<variable>`` will be created as an internal
+# cache variable.
 #
-# The following variables may be set before calling this macro to modify
-# the way the check is run:
+# The following variables may be set before calling this macro to modify the
+# way the check is run:
 #
 # ::
 #
@@ -25,6 +23,20 @@
 #   CMAKE_REQUIRED_INCLUDES = list of include directories
 #   CMAKE_REQUIRED_LIBRARIES = list of libraries to link
 #   CMAKE_REQUIRED_QUIET = execute quietly without messages
+#
+# .. note::
+#
+#   Prefer using :Module:`CheckSymbolExists` instead of this module,
+#   for the following reasons:
+#
+#   * ``check_function_exists()`` can't detect functions that are inlined
+#     in headers or specified as a macro.
+#
+#   * ``check_function_exists()`` can't detect anything in the 32-bit
+#     versions of the Win32 API, because of a mismatch in calling conventions.
+#
+#   * ``check_function_exists()`` only verifies linking, it does not verify
+#     that the function is declared in system headers.
 
 macro(CHECK_FUNCTION_EXISTS FUNCTION VARIABLE)
   if(NOT DEFINED "${VARIABLE}" OR "x${${VARIABLE}}" STREQUAL "x${VARIABLE}")

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Summary of changes:
 Modules/CheckFunctionExists.cmake |   30 +++++++++++++++++++++---------
 1 file changed, 21 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)


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