It is quite inexact because a target can store many information like include directories or preprocessor definitions for example (through properties like INCLUDE_DIRECTORIES or COMPILE_DEFINITIONS).
So it make sense to enable to specify link libraries to a static library using PRIVATE or PUBLIC to ensure various settings are propagated to the static library compilation step. Le 25 janv. 2019 à 15:46 +0100, Andrew Bell <andrew.bell...@gmail.com>, a écrit : > > When creating a static library, you can still use the function > "target_link_libraries" even though the static library is never linked, as > such. What you're doing is creating a dependency record for cmake so that > target_link_libraries of a static library are included in a link of some > other target which depends on the static library. What seems confusing is > that target_link_libraries accepts the keywords PUBLIC and PRIVATE as well as > INTERFACE when used with a static library, since only INTERFACE really makes > sense in this context. > > Would it be beneficial to issue a warning when someone uses PUBLIC or PRIVATE > with target_link_libraries on a static library to make it clear that they may > not be understanding what's going on? > > -- > Andrew Bell > andrew.bell...@gmail.com > -- > > Powered by www.kitware.com > > Please keep messages on-topic and check the CMake FAQ at: > http://www.cmake.org/Wiki/CMake_FAQ > > Kitware offers various services to support the CMake community. For more > information on each offering, please visit: > > CMake Support: http://cmake.org/cmake/help/support.html > CMake Consulting: http://cmake.org/cmake/help/consulting.html > CMake Training Courses: http://cmake.org/cmake/help/training.html > > Visit other Kitware open-source projects at > http://www.kitware.com/opensource/opensource.html > > Follow this link to subscribe/unsubscribe: > https://cmake.org/mailman/listinfo/cmake
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