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Re: [News] Google Unveils Source Code Search, Fuelled by Free Open Source Software

__/ [ BearItAll ] on Thursday 05 October 2006 15:03 \__

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> Google crawls into source-code search
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> | The company on Thursday launched a Web site, Google Code Search, which
>> | the company says will let programmers search billions of lines of code
>> | for tips on how to write their own software.
>> `----
>> http://news.zdnet.com/2100-3513_22-6122819.html
>> This clearly puts Open Source programmers at position of greater
>> advantage. Imagine being able to see an example of the use of a function
>> within seconds, as well as find reusable components. Dot net programmers
>> may have a harder time...
> By that's a good one, in future I'll steal, oops I mean borrow, all my code
> from there.

Well, look no further. *smile* You have SourceForge.org and it even
/encourages/ you to reuse (Google and a few others offer similar code code
hosting/management services).

Over the years I have observed traffic from those who sought some help with
syntax and API's (primarily GTK). It's typical for people to be going
through project codes merely for that one line of code, which breaks a
mental/documentation barrier. I can attest to that same experience as I
frequently search the Web when I need some code (usually bash commands), but
separating code from verbage has always been a hindrance. Krugle is still
around, isn't it? I don't know if it'll survive the blow from Google, which
has a history of leaving a path of destruction, Web services being the main
victim. Yahoo can be 'blamed' as well.

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