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NewsForge: Google Code Search New But Not Different

Oct 06, 2006, 20:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lisa Hoover)

"Google jumped into the open source code search arena this week with the announcement of Google Code Search. The new tool allows users to search billions of lines of open source code and will also search files that the standard Google search engine does not. Google's code search capability falls under the 'it's new to us' category, since the same functionality has existed at other sites for years.

"In addition to culling code information published on Web sites, Google Code Search will also crawl .zip files and source code repositories like Subversion and CVS, information that Google says has been 'historically difficult' for developers to access in the past..."

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