[CMake] INCLUDE_DIRECTORIES in sub-directories doesn't work?

Sean Soria sean.soria at gmail.com
Wed Nov 26 15:25:19 EST 2008

Sorry, I got myself confused with COMPILE_DEFINITIONS.  It is
INCLUDE_DIRECTORIES that I wanted.  Why is this a directory property
if it can only be set for certain directories (those that contain
targets or whose subdirectories contain targets)?

On Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 12:20 PM, Sean Soria <sean.soria at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yes, but now you've defined a new target.  Can I do it without a new
> target, as in my original example with add_executable(hello main.c
> foo/bar.c).
> On Wed, Nov 26, 2008 at 12:16 PM, Bill Hoffman <bill.hoffman at kitware.com> wrote:
>> Sean Soria wrote:
>>> Yea, the example was an example.  I changed it to foo/bar.c so no more
>>> multiple main files.
>>> Why is it that source file property COMPILE_FLAGS would work but not
>>> for source level if it's not obeyed?
>> COMPILE_DEFINITIONS should work on a source property.   It is
>> INCLUDE_DIRECTORIES that does not.  Feel free to put a feature request into
>> the bug tracker...
>> This works for me:
>> add_library(foo foo.c)
>> set_source_files_properties(foo.c PROPERTIES COMPILE_DEFINITIONS worked)
>> -Bill

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