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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)

Distributing a C++/Python project built with CMake/pybind11 via PyPI

The code for this recipe is available at The recipe is valid with CMake version 3.11 (and higher) and has been tested on GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows.

In this recipe, we will take the pybind11 example from Chapter 9, Mixed-language Projects, Recipe 5, Building C++ and Python projects using pybind11, as a starting point, add relevant install targets and pip packaging information and upload the project to PyPI. Our goal will be to arrive at a project that can be installed using pip and runs CMake and fetches the pybind11 dependency under the hood.

Getting ready

To distribute a package...