CMake Proposal

Bill Hoffman bill.hoffman at
Tue Feb 23 07:57:09 MST 2010

Bill Hoffman wrote:
> Stefan (metze) Metzmacher wrote:
>>> -  command line interface to CMake and -Dvar=value is verbose
>> I think the most important missing piece is './configure --help'.
>> cmake -LH shows something is much less verbose and also
>> needs to run all the configure tests before displaying anything.
> This is a common request, although a bit tricky to do because CMake is a 
> language and to find all the options would require parsing the whole 
> thing and evaluating all variables with all possible values.
Sorry, to reply to my own message...  Anyway, here is some information 
one what has been talked about with respect to a better command line help:

Basically, some kind of "CMakeInit.cmake" that has basic stuff about the 
project. See the mailing list thread linked here:


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