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authorJosias <>2022-01-21 10:58:25 -0800
committerJosias <>2022-01-21 10:58:25 -0800
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ideas: add searchcode info
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@@ -26,3 +26,5 @@ I'd like a search engine that lets me find code repositories (and maybe related
There are a few search engines that are similar to this idea. Most are simply code search engines (really cool, but not what I want here). I found one that fits exactly (called GitSearch), but with some caveats: it is supported by advertising, it's index is limited, and it conforms too much to the GitHub-style of stars, forks, etc. Git's strengths are not used, GitHub's are.
I've been tinkering with crawlers, but I understand that writing a search engine is a big task and should not be taken lightly. I may or may not take up this project.
+=> Update: I was informed by petabyt of a project called searchcode, which does almost exactly this. Unfortunately, it's not entirely Free Software.