Whether to create a position-independent target

The POSITION_INDEPENDENT_CODE property determines whether position independent executables or shared libraries will be created. This property is True by default for SHARED and MODULE library targets and False otherwise. This property is initialized by the value of the CMAKE_POSITION_INDEPENDENT_CODE variable if it is set when a target is created.


For executable targets, the link step is controlled by the CMP0083 policy and the CheckPIESupported module.