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How to create a C project with CLion

Posted by: admin November 30, 2017 Leave a comment

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since CLion has released a month ago there aren’t many documents about it. So I’m confused about how to create a c project with CLion, when I want to create a new project I just asks the name of the project and creates a default main.cpp and CMakeLists.txt file which refers to main.cpp file. Well I can rename the file main.cpp to -> main.c and edit CMakeLists.txt manually but there are a few things in .txt file too, so I need some help over here.

Default CMakeLists.txt file;

cmake_minimum_required(VERSION 2.8.4)
project(example)

set(CMAKE_CXX_FLAGS "${CMAKE_CXX_FLAGS} -std=c++11")

set(SOURCE_FILES main.cpp)
add_executable(dbsg ${SOURCE_FILES})

Note: The problem might have an easier solution like create a C project instead of C++ project but I cannot see, so I have to let people who read this about the problem might have an easier solution then editing manually, thanks.

Answers:

From the CMake file you provided, you can simply delete the CMAKE_CXX_FLAGS line, or perhaps replace it with a C one like this:

set(CMAKE_C_FLAGS "${CMAKE_C_FLAGS} -Wall -Werror")

The rest of it should be fine, apart from renaming main.cpp to main.c as you said.

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Starting with version 2016.3.2 you can choose language (C or C++) and project type (Executable or Library) when creating a new project.

(Though this was in CodeBlocks for example for as long as I remember)) And I still never figured out whether I can create my own “project”. Well IMHO CLion clearly sucks in this way if compared to CodeBlocks where I CAN WRITE MY SCRIPT FOR ALMOST EVERYTHING and customize the IDE this way((()

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https://blog.jetbrains.com/clion/2016/12/clion-2016-3-2-eap/#prj_templates

PS: a screenshot on how to leave a bugreport at https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issues/CPP
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