[CMake] libraryname decoration

Olaf van der Spek olafvdspek at gmail.com
Fri Jul 30 08:31:34 EDT 2010

On Fri, Jul 30, 2010 at 2:25 PM, Michael Wild <themiwi at gmail.com> wrote:
> Create a module and share it among your projects, possibly with others. If it's any good it might get included in CMake.

I probably will.

>>>> On Windows, at least build type, run-time and platform.
>>>> But what should and what should not be part of the name doesn't have
>>>> to be fixed. So that's no problem.
>>> Please do explain. How would this work? What would the API be?
>> I don't know yet.
> So, how is it no problem then?

Because I'm quite sure it can be solved.

>>> Why? (See how annoying this is? Normally I expect this kind of argumentation/questioning from 4-5 year olds...)
>> Because I don't have to specify the libs to link against myself.
> Yes, you do. Because most people library authors will just refuse to write and maintain an auto_link.hpp

The auto_link you quoted is not library-specific. But it seems you
understand why code duplication is bad.
So there's no need to maintain such an auto_link file.

> For every new version of MSVC, Xcode etc. you have to update the file. Usually you will be lagging behind, and your users even more so. And then they will complain. To you.

See above.


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