Invoking the preprocessor ourselves is fragile and would require us to replicate CMake's handling of definitions, compiler flags, etc for proper compatibility.
In my toolchain builds this notably resulted in a bunch of warnings from unused flags as my CMAKE_C_FLAGS includes CPU-specific optimization options.
Notably this part was already duplicating the logic for VISIBILITY_HIDDEN define.
Instead, symlink the files and set the proper set of defines on each.
This should also be faster as we avoid invoking the compiler multiple times.