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Re: [SLE] Writing a program
  • From: Sid Boyce <sboyce@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2005 17:42:32 +0100
  • Message-id: <42E90AF8.2090501@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Chris Roubekas wrote:
Dear friends,

I am trying to create a database program (eg phone catalog). Before doing so
my main concern is what language to use? I have never programmed in Linux before and I want this program to operate from the prompt not GUI (eg YAST
can be operated from the prompt). GUI is currently out of the scope of this
program creation as the end users will not be using a Linux Desktop, rather
they will be using their WinXX boxes and will probably be operating this program via ssh or something like that (still thinking about this part too).

Can someone point out to me a language that I could write this program?

Main features that must be present in the end program are:
Text Menus
Screens to input information.
Screens to dispaly results of information.
Will probably need to be able to do some mathematical operations.
Printing will also be necessary.

Looking forward to your opinions.


If you write and compile a program or if you have any compatible binary or program written in an interpreted language like perl, python, java etc., providing you have the interpreter installed and the first line points to the interpreter, e.g /usr/bin/perl, /usr/bin/python etc., you can run it from a command line prompt. It's always been the case .... yast, kde, gnome or whatever programs, it doesn't matter.
Sid Boyce ... Hamradio License G3VBV, Keen licensed Private Pilot
Retired IBM Mainframes and Sun Servers Tech Support Specialist
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