Should be able to run "python install" without a C compiler

Bug #410524 reported by James Henstridge on 2009-08-07
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Bug Description

Storm's C extension provides optional functionality, so it isn't strictly necessary to compile it. However, the distutils script will bail out if no C compiler is available (or an incompatible C compiler).

It would be nice if the script could automatically omit the C extension if a compiler is not available.

One possible implementation is that found in zope.interface:

That one eats legitimate compile errors though, which would be good to avoid.

Changed in storm:
importance: Undecided → Low
Jamu Kakar (jkakar) on 2009-08-08
Changed in storm:
milestone: none → 0.16
Jamu Kakar (jkakar) on 2009-11-29
Changed in storm:
milestone: 0.16 → 0.17
Jamu Kakar (jkakar) on 2010-08-05
Changed in storm:
milestone: 0.17 → 0.18
Gary Poster (gary) on 2010-10-21
Changed in storm:
milestone: 0.18 → 0.19
Barry Warsaw (barry) on 2011-09-25
Changed in storm:
milestone: 0.19 → 0.20
Changed in storm:
milestone: 0.20 → 0.21
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