best programming language for console/sql application?
zhangweiwu at realss.com
Sun Apr 22 10:34:08 UTC 2007
This is OT. I am a 4 year php developer and is very familiar with
of the language itself) and I am a 5 year FreeBSD user. Being frustrated
for the lack of a good console-based issue tracking tool (like mantis or
bugzilla), I think I should start to write my own. I'll either start
from scratch or (better) write a frontend for mantis which I used for years.
1. If someone has already started, I should try join him/her rather
than reinventing the wheel. So if someone knows any person who is
starting to work on a slim console-based issue tracker, please let
me know. I already did quit a few searches. I know someone is
working on a console front-end of G-Forge, but a big software like
G-Forge is not what I am thinking of.
2. If I start my own, I think I'll be using a console widget library
(ncurse? because it's famous), an SQL database (no problem) and a
programming language. I never developed console application
before, so here asking for suggestions on what programming
are suitable so I guess I have to learn a new language anyway. The
language better be easy to learn and work with (C++ is out), not
necessarily have complicated calculation feature (like the
graphical report mantis makes), not necessarily OOP. I have perl
and tcl in my head now, can you make some recommendations?
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