[llvm] r354167 - [docs] Document LLVM_ENABLE_IDE

Shoaib Meenai via llvm-commits llvm-commits at lists.llvm.org
Fri Feb 15 12:40:26 PST 2019

Author: smeenai
Date: Fri Feb 15 12:40:26 2019
New Revision: 354167

URL: http://llvm.org/viewvc/llvm-project?rev=354167&view=rev
[docs] Document LLVM_ENABLE_IDE

Use some of the wording and the motivating example from r344555. The
lack of documentation was pointed out by Roman Lebedev.

Differential Revision: https://reviews.llvm.org/D58286


Modified: llvm/trunk/docs/CMake.rst
URL: http://llvm.org/viewvc/llvm-project/llvm/trunk/docs/CMake.rst?rev=354167&r1=354166&r2=354167&view=diff
--- llvm/trunk/docs/CMake.rst (original)
+++ llvm/trunk/docs/CMake.rst Fri Feb 15 12:40:26 2019
@@ -281,6 +281,15 @@ LLVM-specific variables
   Enable additional time/memory expensive checking. Defaults to OFF.
+  Tell the build system that an IDE is being used. This in turn disables the
+  creation of certain convenience build system targets, such as the various
+  ``install-*`` and ``check-*`` targets, since IDEs don't always deal well with
+  a large number of targets. This is usually autodetected, but it can be
+  configured manually to explicitly control the generation of those targets. One
+  scenario where a manual override may be desirable is when using Visual Studio
+  2017's CMake integration, which would not be detected as an IDE otherwise.
   Add the ``-fPIC`` flag to the compiler command-line, if the compiler supports
   this flag. Some systems, like Windows, do not need this flag. Defaults to ON.

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