Disallow use of the LOCATION property for build targets.
CMake 2.8.12 and lower allowed reading the
LOCATION target property (and configuration-specific variants) to determine the eventual location of build targets. This relies on the assumption that all necessary information is available at configure-time to determine the final location and filename of the target. However, this property is not fully determined until later at generate-time. At generate time, the
$<TARGET_FILE> generator expression can be used to determine the eventual
LOCATION of a target output.
Code which reads the
LOCATION target property can be ported to use the
$<TARGET_FILE> generator expression together with the
file(GENERATE) subcommand to generate a file containing the target location.
OLD behavior for this policy is to allow reading the
LOCATION properties from build-targets. The
NEW behavior for this policy is to not to allow reading the
LOCATION properties from build-targets.
This policy was introduced in CMake version 3.0. CMake version 3.15.2 warns when the policy is not set and uses
OLD behavior. Use the
cmake_policy() command to set it to
OLD behavior of a policy is
deprecated by definition and may be removed in a future version of CMake.
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