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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)

Using the AddressSanitizer and reporting memory defects to CDash

The code for this recipe is available at https://github.com/dev-cafe/cmake-cookbook/tree/v1.0/chapter-14/recipe-03, and includes a C++ and a Fortran example. The recipe is valid with CMake version 3.5 (and higher), and has been tested on GNU/Linux and macOS.

AddressSanitizer (ASan) is a memory error detector for C++, C, and Fortran. It can find memory defects, such as use after free, use after return, use after scope, buffer overflows, initialization order bugs, and memory leaks (see https://github.com/google/sanitizers/wiki/AddressSanitizer). AddressSanitizer is a part of LLVM, starting with version 3.1, and is a part of GCC, starting with version 4.8. In this recipe, we will fabricate two bugs in our code, which may go undetected in a normal test run. To detect these bugs, we will couple CTest with dynamic analysis...