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CMake Cookbook

By : Radovan Bast, Roberto Di Remigio
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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)

To get the most out of this book

This is a book written by programmers, for programmers. We have assumed basic knowledge and familiarity with the following:

  • The command line for your favorite operating system
  • Native tools for building software on your favorite operating system
  • The compiled languages C++, C, or Fortran, and the corresponding compilers on your favorite operating system
  • The Python programming language

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Conventions used

There are a number of text conventions used throughout this book.

CodeInText: Indicates code commands in text, folder names, filenames, module names, and target names.

A block of code is set as follows:

cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 3.5 FATAL_ERROR)

project(recipe-01 LANGUAGES CXX)

add_executable(hello-world hello-world.cpp)

Any command-line input is written in bold and contains a $ prompt in front of the command to type:

$ mkdir -p build
$ cd build
$ cmake ..

To distinguish command-line input and output, we keep output non-bold:

$ ./hello-world

Hello World!
Important notes appear like this.
Tips and tricks appear like this.