Is there any software that will allow me to generate trouble tickets (for Trac, Team Foundation Server, etc.) from TODO or otherwise annotated comments in the source code?

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    Note that Visual Studio can display TODO comments in a list of tasks. It's just a list, so of course, everything related to a real bug tracking system is missing. May 14, 2012 at 19:10
  • IDEA does something similar. May 22, 2012 at 17:55

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For Trac, there is a plugin called 'codetags' which provides a summary of encoded/tagged source comments without creating an actual ticket for each item.


Perhaps with some adaption or further extension, this plugin could help you create a ticket, or a batch of tickets based on tagged comments.


I've created a package for Atom Editor called imdone-atom that can create, update and close GitHub issues from TODO comments in your code. I'll be adding more integrations like Waffle.io, Jira and Phabricator and also a stand alone (non-atom) version soon.

Trac could be easily added if there is an open API.

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