NewsForge: Google Code Search New But Not Different

“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


Related Story:
Google Launches Code Search
(Oct 05, 2006)

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