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CMake Cookbook

By : Radovan Bast, Roberto Di Remigio
Book Image

CMake Cookbook

By: Radovan Bast, Roberto Di Remigio

Overview of this book

CMake is cross-platform, open-source software for managing the build process in a portable fashion. This book features a collection of recipes and building blocks with tips and techniques for working with CMake, CTest, CPack, and CDash. CMake Cookbook includes real-world examples in the form of recipes that cover different ways to structure, configure, build, and test small- to large-scale code projects. You will learn to use CMake's command-line tools and master modern CMake practices for configuring, building, and testing binaries and libraries. With this book, you will be able to work with external libraries and structure your own projects in a modular and reusable way. You will be well-equipped to generate native build scripts for Linux, MacOS, and Windows, simplify and refactor projects using CMake, and port projects to CMake.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)

Building C/C++ projects that use Fortran libraries

The code for this recipe is available at and has an example mixing C++, C, and Fortran. The recipe is valid with CMake version 3.5 (and higher) and has been tested on GNU/Linux and macOS.

Recipe 4, Detecting the BLAS and LAPACK math libraries, in Chapter 3, Detecting External Libraries and Programs, showed how to detect BLAS and LAPACK linear algebra libraries, written in Fortran, and how to use them in C++ code. Here we will revisit this recipe, but this time from a different angle: focusing less on detecting the external libraries but rather discussing the aspect of mixing C++ and Fortran and the name mangling in more depth.

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