best programming language for console/sql application?

Jan Grant jan.grant at
Mon Apr 23 09:12:04 UTC 2007

On Sun, 22 Apr 2007, Mike Jeays wrote:

> On Sunday 22 April 2007 06:32, Zhang Weiwu wrote:
> > Dear list
> >
> > This is OT. I am a 4 year php developer and is very familiar with
> > javascript and awk (familiar = knows and used all functions and features
> > 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.

Not sure it's quite what you're after, but have a look at request 
tracker. It is primarily web based, with an email gateway, but also 
supports command-line operation via its bin/rt.

jan grant, ISYS, University of Bristol.
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