March 4, 2019

Introduction to CMake

For the sake of maintainability it’s important that non-trivial software projects have some sort of build system, whether makefiles, autotools, cmake, or some language-specific tooling. Unfortunately, how to write a build system seems to be something that’s rarely explained to computer science students. While not somewhat controversial and not as popular as older solutions like autotools, I find that CMake is easier to learn and use in many cases. Read more

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