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need to list included .c files as test file dependancies



  • As an embedded C developer I make good use of Qt Creator as a cross platform test environment. Typically I generate a unit test file and then to include the C source files for testing I add this at the beginning:

    extern "C" {
    #include "source1.c"
    #include "source2.c"
    }
    

    This works great as I get access to static variables and functions. The problem I need to solve is dependancies. When I change a C source file, the enclosing c++ test file doesn't rebuild. I have to manually do that myself or make a null change in the test file.

    Is there a way in the .pro file to state that the testfile.cpp is dependant on source1.c and source2.c?


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    Hi and welcome to devnet,

    qmake's DEPENDPATH might be of use.

    Hope it helps


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