[cmake-developers] Generating imported library targets without the cmake executable

Alexander Neundorf neundorf at kde.org
Tue Nov 29 16:00:49 EST 2011


On Tuesday 29 November 2011, Brad King wrote:
> On 11/29/2011 10:53 AM, Stephen Kelly wrote:
> > Qt5Core_LIBRARY is intended to be the thing that users would use in the
> > CMakeLists.txt.
> > 
> > I've had another read of the Modules/readme.txt and I guess I need to
> > change it to be consistent.
> > 
> > So should I rename them or should I instead add
> > 
> > set(Qt5Core_LIBRARIES ${Qt5Core_LIBRARY})
> 
> This convention is only used in Find modules to collect the individual
> find results.  In the Config modules you already know the complete list
> so you can go straight to the plural name.  

Yes.
Nevertheless, personally I would also provide the Qt5Core_LIBRARY variable, so 
if somebody wants to have a look what that variable currently actually is 
(would by the name if the imported target), he can do that, and then maybe do 
something with the target name.
This is harder if there is only the plural version of the variables.
I'd say those singular versions are not strictly necessary, but they don't 
hurt and can in some cases be useful.

Alex


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