Google "Code Search" debuts

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  1. Doctor Q Administrator

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    Google Labs has introduced Google Code Search, which lets programmers look for source code on the web.

    It allows searching with regular expressions (including POSIX extensions) and limiting results by package name or programming language. The advanced search page lets you specify case sensitivity. Their crawler even does its best to identify what license applies to the code.

    It works, but is described as "still in the early stages of development".
     
  2. iGary Guest

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    Not trying to hijack, but no one seems to have noticed SketchUp (ketchup, get it?) Har de harr har.
     
  3. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Oo, if regular Google only had that...
     
  4. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Code Search?

    I see intellectual property battles on the horizon.
     
  5. iGary Guest

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    Hasn't worked with Google Books...
     
  6. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Baaaa oooooo kkkkkkss?

    I don't know what this word means.



    :D

    But seriously, they're all previews, not what I would expect from the code search.
     
  7. jdechko macrumors 68040

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    Thus the

    At least Google's attempting to cover its a**. I'm assuming it will do a pretty good job of COA too, as it has avoided major litigation against the image search (I'm aware that there were problems with it, but the image search function is still up.)

    iGary, I knew that Google had purchased the rights to SketchUp, and I even had it for a little while, but realized that I didn't need it for anything. I made a couple of crude renderings off of some floor plans I've worked on.
     
  8. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Ah.. but my assumption was that someone would not license the code, and somehow it would make it's way onto the 'net, get spidered, and end up as part of the code search. Sweet, sweet, litigation ensues.

    Litigant choice 1:

    I never published that code for the web!

    Litigant choice 2:

    I thought that forum was private!

    Litigant choice 3:

    It was an accident.
     
  9. iGary Guest

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    I would love to use it for virtual tours, but I don't think you can make money with it - I haven't checked, but I am pretty sure it's a no-no.
     
  10. jdechko macrumors 68040

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    It is.

    But the ability to export walkthroughs to .mov is a definite plus in the pro version.
     
  11. iGary Guest

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    Money. I'll have to look into it. :)
     

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