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GitHub's Linguist open sourced

Jun 30, 2011, 15:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"GitHub has released its Linguist library, designed to identify the programming language in a file, as open source.

"GitHub, a commercial project hosting service which handles files of numerous types, uses the library to detect which syntax highlighter to use for a file, to work out when to ignore binary files and generated files, and to generate graph data for projects by language."

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