Recommended global variables

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Technically, it does not matter how you name your global compiler variables. However, if you wish to maximise the benefit of using them, then you better make sure that the same name always means the same thing!

Example:

If you call the location of your wxWidgets installation #wx, and two other developers call them #wxwin and #wxwidgets in their projects, then somebody compiling all three projects will be prompted three times for the same thing. This is obviously less than optimal.

List of names for global compiler variables

This list is provided as a guideline and in no way authoritative. However, if you use the names in this list, chances are good that people trying to compile your projects will be a lot happier.

Variable Meaning
cb Base directory of the Code::Blocks SDK
cs Base directory of Crystal Space
dm Base directory of Digital Mars
dx Base directory of the DirectX SDK
fl Base directory of FLTK
ft Base directory of FreeType
genesis Base directory of Genesis 3D
gcc Base directory of GCC/MinGW
glfw Base directory of GLFW
glut Base directory of GLUT
g3d Base directory of Graphics 3D
gtk Base directory of GTK+
irr Base directory of Irrlicht
lwsdk Base directory of LightWave SDK
msvc Base directory of MSVC
ogre Base directory of Ogre 3D
openal Base directory of OpenAL
psdk Base directory of the Microsoft Platform SDK
sdl Base directory of SDL
sw Base directory of SmartWin
qt Base directory of Qt
wx Base directory of wxWidgets
zlib Base directory of zlib
libpng Base directory of libpng