[CMake] setting CMAKE_C_COMPILER

Naram Qashat cyberbotx at cyberbotx.com
Fri Feb 6 19:09:19 EST 2009

Bill O'Hara wrote:
> In my top-level CMakeLists.txt I'm trying to fiddle with the 
> CMAKE_C_COMPILER when certain CMAKE_BUILD_TYPEs are set. In particular 
> if the build type is purify then I'm trying to do this:
> The problem is that the resulting attempt to compile breaks because 
> /bin/sh is fed
> "/path/to/my/purify /path/to/my/gcc" hello.c
> complete with quote characters.. and sh promptly complains it can't find 
> any such command.
> Is this just a daft way to try to do this? Is there a recommended way to 
> extend the compiler command itself (rather than flags to the compiler)?
> b.

What you could do instead is set CMAKE_C_COMPILE_OBJECT, like so:


That'll modify the command used to compile by prefixing it.

Naram Qashat

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