Feeling a little (sc)raped? -- Google CodeSearch

Discussion in 'Ruby' started by Trans, Oct 5, 2006.

  1. Trans

    Trans Guest

    Trans, Oct 5, 2006
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  2. Well it would seem that the Perl and Ruby code I wrote is indexed. I
    wonder what has happened to Python stuff? The code was made public, it
    is on public archives (they seem to have scraped raa and cpan), so I see
    no problem with this. I wonder if they'll grab code off user sites as my
    C stuff is not in any archive.

    Looks like it might be useful there are times when searching for an
    error message on google just leaves me with 1,000s of messages about the
    error message and what I wanted was the code that generated it.
    Peter Hickman, Oct 5, 2006
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  3. This is the purpose of open source - it's openly available!
    Let the information FLOW FREE!
    Leslie Viljoen, Oct 5, 2006
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    Paul Battley Guest

    I think it's a great idea. A specialised search engine indexing
    publicly-available source code - what's not to like?

    I'm not sure if I'm going to end up using it - I'll see in time - but
    I'm glad it's there.

    Paul Battley, Oct 5, 2006
  5. But it's not like the idea is new, is it?
    Does that matter?

    Martin Coxall, Oct 5, 2006
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    Paul Battley Guest

    Indeed. But nor was the search engine. Choice is good, and Google
    CodeSearch has some nice features I haven't seen elsewhere, like
    regular expressions and search by licence.

    Paul Battley, Oct 5, 2006
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    Marc Heiler Guest

    Its a good idea.

    However I am not sure about its quality.

    Often when I use google, I just find 80% crap, or unrelated, even though
    I do search for specific topics. While on the other hand, sometimes
    blogs and similar do yield much better information (praise _why as well
    by the way!)
    Marc Heiler, Oct 5, 2006
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