[cmake-developers] Test for list size

Torsten Robitzki Torsten at Robitzki.de
Wed Dec 12 07:01:41 EST 2018

we have often the need to test for a minimum list size

  list(LENGTH list list_size)
  if (list_size GREATER 1)

This happens so much, that we though it might be helpful to extend the if-syntax to allow this to be written in a more compact way. For example:

  if (LENGTH list GREATER 1)

Or maybe by introducing functions that can return values (length being a „function“ here):

  if (length[list] GREATER 1)

What do you think? Are we the only ones that could make good use out of this extension?

best regards,


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