[CMake] a couple of ideas for cmake
a.neundorf-work at gmx.net
Fri Nov 7 13:12:13 EST 2008
On Friday 07 November 2008, Christopher Harvey wrote:
> Hi cmake maintainers,
Too late with the ideas :-)
> I'm wondering if there was a reason why the windows configure interface
> outputs message commands as individual dialogs instead of inside some
> sort of in-program terminal (that the user wouldn't be able to type
> into). It seems to me that it would make the cmake experience more
> consistent across configures.
> I could *try* to write a patch that does this...but I wanted to see if
> there was interest in it at all first.
There is a Qt4 based version (cmake-gui)which shows these messages in a
textview. But I don't know when/if cmake-gui is shipped by default with the
cmake binary distribution.
> The second idea is to have an internal cmake variable that is a list of
> directories that cmake modules could use to look for libraries and
> include files. I'm starting to notice that every single FindXXX.cmake
> uses commands like:
> FIND_PATH(SDL_INCLUDE_DIR SDL.h
> PATH_SUFFIXES include
> /usr/local/include/SDL11 # FreeBSD ports
> /sw/include/SDL # Fink
> /opt/local/include/SDL # DarwinPorts
> /opt/csw/include/SDL # Blastwave
> over and over.
> Why not define these paths internally and turn these long commands into :
That's the case already since a long long time, it's just that some modules
ignore this. Have a look at Modules/UnixPaths.cmake and
Modules/WindowsPaths.cmake to see which are included. The variables are
CMAKE_[SYSTEM_]PREFIX_PATH and CMAKE_[SYSTEM_]_(LIBRARY|INCLUDE|PROGRAM)_PATH
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