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From: Rainer Deyke (rdeyke_at_[hidden])
Date: 2021-05-30 05:56:21

On 30.05.21 03:39, Edward Diener via Boost wrote:
> I do not see how specifying a -G some_generator chooses a compiler. I
> assume each generator has its own way of choosing a compiler but I can
> not find any CMake documentation for how to determine this for the
> command line. Is this something programmers just guess at or is there
> actual documentation on how what command line parameters configure a
> particular generator for a particular compiler ? I am being a bit
> facetious but I am truly amazed at how anyone uses CMake on Windows with
> any generator which is not Visual C++. Even with the Visual C++
> generators I can not find any documentation for the specific -T
> toolsets, not that I would want to choose any but the default anyway,
> for a given Visual C++ generator. Anyone ?

To specify a specific compiler in CMake, use -D CMAKE_CXX_COMPILER or -D
CMAKE_TOOLCHAIN_FILE. This should work in any generator that isn't tied
to a specific compiler.

Rainer Deyke (rainerd_at_[hidden])

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