Specifies the build type on single-configuration generators.
This statically specifies what build type (configuration) will be built in this build tree. Possible values are empty,
MinSizeRel, … This variable is only meaningful to single-configuration generators (such as Makefile Generators and
Ninja) i.e. those which choose a single configuration when CMake runs to generate a build tree as opposed to multi-configuration generators which offer selection of the build configuration within the generated build environment. There are many per-config properties and variables (usually following clean
SOME_VAR_<CONFIG> order conventions), such as
CMAKE_C_FLAGS_<CONFIG>, specified as uppercase:
CMAKE_C_FLAGS_[DEBUG|RELEASE|RELWITHDEBINFO|MINSIZEREL|...]. For example, in a build tree configured to build type
Debug, CMake will see to having
CMAKE_C_FLAGS_DEBUG settings get added to the
CMAKE_C_FLAGS settings. See also
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