[CMake] Compiling dynamic source code

Brandon J. Van Every bvanevery at gmail.com
Tue Sep 26 23:24:15 EDT 2006

Littlejohn, Todd wrote:
> All,
> I am currently working on a project that auto-generating code based on 
> a data model defined using XSD/XML.  The code generator I have 
> developed is using CMake to make the code generator.  Next CMake is 
> used to generate the C++ and Java data models.  The problem I am 
> having is how do I get CMake to compile the generated code.  The 
> problem I have is that the source files created for the data model's) 
> (i.e., C++ and Java) can an will change when the XML data model 
> evolves.  I have reviewed the list documentation, lists, FAQs, and 
> wiki for this.  Most of the work is done at CMake creation time not at 
> run-time.  What I really need to do is enumerate the generated source 
> after being auto-generated then have this somehow passed to the 
> generated CMake generated makefiles.  Any help would be greatly 
> appreciated!

Seems like you'd need CMake to invoke a fully independent CMake.  In the 
0th CMake, determine what build files you'll be needing for the 1st 
stage, and write them out to files.  Invoke the 1st CMake via a script, 
read the input files, do the configurations with them.

Brandon Van Every

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