[cmake-developers] Global flags for creating static libraries

Brad King brad.king at kitware.com
Mon Apr 8 10:31:56 EDT 2013

On 12/17/2012 09:50 AM, Brad King wrote:
> On 12/17/2012 02:01 AM, Evan Pipho wrote:
>> Cleaned up the commits
>> See the new branch here:
>> https://github.com/hiwrac/CMake/commits/static_linker_flags_clean
>> CMAKE_STATIC_LINKER_FLAGS is now optional on all generators. 
>> XCode is supported properly.
> 1. I still see some GetRequiredDefinition used.
> 2. Please format C++ code in less than 80 columns.  Run this
>    check on your topic and ensure it is empty:
>  $ git log origin/master.. --pickaxe-regex -S'.{80}' -- Source
> 3. The addition of /MACHINE:xxx to librarian calls is a change in
>    behavior.  According to the documentation of lib.exe:
>     http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/h34w59b3.aspx
>    The flag is usually not needed.  In what cases do you need it?
> 4. Please construct a test case that covers these flags.  It is
>    okay if it runs only with MS tools because that is the motivating
>    case anyway.  In Tests/CMakeLists.txt there is a CMAKE_TEST_MSVC
>    condition that adds some MS-specific tests.

There is additional discussion and another proposed implementation here:



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