Enabling C++11 (C++0x) in CMake

Going over some CMakeLists.txt files I’ve written, I came across the following snippet:

include(CheckCXXCompilerFlag)
CHECK_CXX_COMPILER_FLAG("-std=c++11" COMPILER_SUPPORTS_CXX11)
CHECK_CXX_COMPILER_FLAG("-std=c++0x" COMPILER_SUPPORTS_CXX0X)
if(COMPILER_SUPPORTS_CXX11)
	set(CMAKE_CXX_FLAGS "${CMAKE_CXX_FLAGS} -std=c++11")
elseif(COMPILER_SUPPORTS_CXX0X)
	set(CMAKE_CXX_FLAGS "${CMAKE_CXX_FLAGS} -std=c++0x")
else()
        message(STATUS "The compiler ${CMAKE_CXX_COMPILER} has no C++11 support. Please use a different C++ compiler.")
endif()

Various compiler versions of gcc and clang use different flags to specify C++11 support, namely older ones accept -std=c++0x and newer one -std=c++11. The above snippets detects which is the right one for the compiler being used and adds the flag to the CXX_FLAGS.

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