On Jan 7, 2011, at 11:01 AM, Joshua Kehn wrote:

> On Jan 7, 2011, at 11:55 AM, la...@garfieldtech.com wrote:
>> Hi folks.  I have a project coming up that will involve writing a 
>> non-trivial command line PHP application.  Most of it will be nice and 
>> abstracted and standalone and all of that jazz, but it will need to do 
>> command line interation.  I'm not sure yet if it will be interactive or if I 
>> just need to parse lots of command line switches.
>> Has anyone used a CLI-handling library they like?  I recall briefly using 
>> the PEAR CLI library many many years ago and disliking it because it was 
>> only barely a step above the raw PHP-CLI SAPI, and still required lots of 
>> if-else branching in my code.  I don't know if there's anything better since 
>> then, however.  I prefer clean OO to procedural, but can work with 
>> procedural if needs be.  The fewer dependencies it has the better as well.
>> Any recommendations?
>> (Open source, GPLv2-compatible required.)
>> --Larry Garfield
> Larry-
> Why are you writing a command line application in PHP? I would think that is 
> starting off on a very wrong foot. 
> Can you explain the requirements / use cases a bit more?

I agree. Not saying that it isn't doable, because it certainly is, but there 
may be other languages that are available and easier to implement a CLI app, 
such as Python, or some other QnD scripting language.

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