Google indexing code patterns (Re: lexical for-in/for-of loose end)

Sam Tobin-Hochstadt samth at ccs.neu.edu
Tue Jan 31 05:37:54 PST 2012


Google Code Search is no longer available, sadly.

On Tue, Jan 31, 2012 at 6:20 AM, Nadav Shesek <nadav at shesek.info> wrote:
> Google's code search allows searching for regular expressions. Perhaps that
> could be useful.
>
> Sent from Android
>
> On Jan 31, 2012 11:41 AM, "Herby Vojčík" <herby at mailbox.sk> wrote:
>>
>> Erik Arvidsson wrote:
>>>
>>> I agree with Brendan, I think we can get rid of the initializer even
>>> for for-in with var. The only code I've seen that uses this is in ES
>>> test suites.
>>
>>
>> Just an idea. Google crawls over the whole (crawler-accessible) web. That
>> means it is indexing a _lot_ of .js files out there.
>>
>> I saw questions like the one above appear more times on this list. How
>> often is [insert-your-own-quirk] used / is it used ever? Code files are of
>> defined structure, unlike people-written documents. If Google would be able
>> to index code files with some added information that allows to search in
>> that structure, it could yield important information about usage patterns of
>> this or that programming language.
>>
>> Herby
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