New in version 3.17.
flex in directory
CMAKE_CURRENT_BINARY_DIR when executing.
The module provides a
FLEX_TARGET macro which generates FLEX output.
In CMake 3.16 and below the macro would generate a custom command that runs
flex in the current source directory. CMake 3.17 and later prefer to
run it in the build directory and use
WORKING_DIRECTORY of its
This ensures that any implicitly generated file is written relative to the
build tree rather than the source tree, unless the generated file is
provided as absolute path.
This policy provides compatibility for projects that have not been updated to expect the new behavior.
OLD behavior for this policy is for
FLEX_TARGET to use
the current source directory for the
WORKING_DIRECTORY and where
to generate implicit files. The
NEW behavior of this policy is to
use the current binary directory for the
WORKING_DIRECTORY relative to
which implicit files are generated unless provided as absolute path.
This policy was introduced in CMake version 3.17. Use the
cmake_policy() command to set it to
Unlike many policies, CMake version 3.26.1 does not warn
when this policy is not set and simply uses
OLD behavior of a policy is
deprecated by definition
and may be removed in a future version of CMake.