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Add compile flags or defines without adding to ASM_ settings

Richard A. Smith
I'm having a tough time figuring out how to get some compile flags added
to one of my targets without it breaking the ASM source file compile.

I currently have a build with a C_CLAGS setting that looks like below:

set(CMAKE_C_FLAGS          "${GCC_PROCESSOR_FLAGS}
${GCC_OPTIMIZATION_FLAGS} ${GCC_WARNING_FLAGS} ${GCC_DEBUG_FLAGS}
${GCC_C_FLAGS} ")

The only important part of the above is the GCC_DEBUG_FLAGS which looks
like this:

set(GCC_DEBUG_FLAGS "-g3 -ggdb -DDEBUG -DMXC_ASSERT_ENABLE")

I'm in the process of creating a "release" build.  I'd prefer to make a
release target instead of generating with 'cmake -D RELEASE'

For my release build.  I'd like to have the same options as above except
for  ${GCC_DEBUG_FLAGS}.  Those should be omitted.  However, I'd still
like them included for all the other targets.

So I changed CMAKE_C_FLAGS to the following:

set(CMAKE_C_FLAGS          "${GCC_PROCESSOR_FLAGS}
${GCC_OPTIMIZATION_FLAGS} ${GCC_WARNING_FLAGS} ${GCC_C_FLAGS} ")

Essentially removing setting the debug flags by default.

Now my release target works fine.  No debug settings.

The problem comes when I try to add those debug options back into the
other builds using the per target config methods.

Doesn't matter if I use target_compile_options() or
set_target_properties() and change the COMPILE_FLAGS or COMPILE_OPTIONS
property the result is the same.

What happens is that all the options that I specify also get added to
the ASM_FLAGS setting.

In my sources list what looks similar to the following:

set(PROJ_SOURCES
         ${PROJ_DIRECTORY}/file1.c
         ${PROJ_DIRECTORY}/file2.c
         ${PROJ_DIRECTORY}/asm_file.S )

When -DDEBUG -DMXC_ASSERT_ENABLE get added to ASM_FLAGS then the
assembler chokes on -DDEBUG

/usr/bin/arm-none-eabi-as: unrecognized option '-EBUG'

I've also tried breaking the options apart so that the -D options are on
their own and I used target_compile_definitions() to set just the defines.

The result is still the same but instead of getting added to ASM_FLAGS
they get added to ASM_DEFINES but the assembler still chokes.

How can I add compile options to my targets that only get added to
C_FLAGS and not to my ASM_FLAGS?

Thanks.

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Richard A. Smith
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