New in version 3.2.
Honor link flags in
try_compile() source-file signature.
try_compile() command source-file signature generates a
CMakeLists.txt file to build the source file into an executable.
In order to compile the source the same way as it might be compiled
by the calling project, the generated project sets the value of the
CMAKE_<LANG>_FLAGS variable to that in the calling project.
The value of the
CMAKE_EXE_LINKER_FLAGS variable may be
needed in some cases too, but CMake 3.1 and lower did not set it in
the generated project. CMake 3.2 and above prefer to set it so that
linker flags are honored as well as compiler flags. This policy
provides compatibility with the pre-3.2 behavior.
OLD behavior for this policy is to not set the value of the
CMAKE_EXE_LINKER_FLAGS variable in the generated test
NEW behavior for this policy is to set the value of
CMAKE_EXE_LINKER_FLAGS variable in the test project
to the same as it is in the calling project.
If the project code does not set the policy explicitly, users may
set it on the command line by defining the
variable in the cache.
This policy was introduced in CMake version 3.2. Unlike most policies,
CMake version 3.26.4 does not warn by default when this policy
is not set and simply uses
OLD behavior. See documentation of the
variable to control the warning.
OLD behavior of a policy is
deprecated by definition
and may be removed in a future version of CMake.