Re: [CMake] Redundant linking when modifying shared libraries

2019-02-14 Thread Itay Chamiel
Sounds good. The FAQ has a question "Is there a way to skip checking of dependent libraries when compiling?" - perhaps you can add one just before that, something like "Is there a way to reduce the amount of linking when building a large project?".or similar. Thanks again, itay On Thu, Feb 14,

Re: [CMake] Redundant linking when modifying shared libraries

2019-02-14 Thread Robert Maynard via CMake
I agree that we should document this property better. I recommend looking at the CMake wiki ( https://gitlab.kitware.com/cmake/community/wikis/home ) and thinking maybe adding a new recipe for `optimizing redundant linking`. On Thu, Feb 14, 2019 at 3:11 PM Itay Chamiel wrote: > > On Thu, Feb 14,

Re: [CMake] Redundant linking when modifying shared libraries

2019-02-14 Thread Itay Chamiel
On Thu, Feb 14, 2019 at 8:08 PM Robert Maynard wrote: > By default CMake wants to get a correct build 100% of the time. There > is nothing to stop people from having functions defined in a .cxx file > with no corresponding header, and using manual forward deceleration is > used in a consuming

Re: [CMake] Redundant linking when modifying shared libraries

2019-02-14 Thread Robert Maynard via CMake
> I wonder why this isn't the default behavior By default CMake wants to get a correct build 100% of the time. There is nothing to stop people from having functions defined in a .cxx file with no corresponding header, and using manual forward deceleration is used in a consuming

Re: [CMake] Redundant linking when modifying shared libraries

2019-02-14 Thread Itay Chamiel
On Thu, Feb 14, 2019 at 12:39 PM Craig Scott wrote: > I think you might be looking for the LINK_DEPENDS_NO_SHARED target property > (or more likely its associated CMAKE_LINK_DEPENDS_NO_SHARED variable). After my previous response I experimented a little more, and I got it to work. My mistake

Re: [CMake] Redundant linking when modifying shared libraries

2019-02-14 Thread Itay Chamiel
On 2/14/19 12:38 PM, Craig Scott wrote: I think you might be looking for the LINK_DEPENDS_NO_SHARED target property (or more likely its associated CMAKE_LINK_DEPENDS_NO_SHARED variable).

Re: [CMake] Redundant linking when modifying shared libraries

2019-02-14 Thread Craig Scott
On Thu, Feb 14, 2019 at 9:24 PM Itay Chamiel wrote: > Hi, > > I've asked this question on Stack Overflow almost a year ago with no > useful responses (with the same topic if you wish to search for it), so I'm > trying my luck here. > > I work on a large commercial C++ project comprised of a