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+ - Google reinvents find and grep

Submitted by tbone1
tbone1 writes: Google has announced Google Code Search so that programmers can sift through billions of lines of computer source code using its familiar search box to uncover snippets of reusable software.

"For a long time it has been sort of an unsolved problem," said Stocky, a product manager in the developer products group. "It is hard to find references to this sort of data."

What, people can't figure out how to use grep and find? Pardon the curmudgeonness, but if that's the case, why are they programming?

Once it hits the fan, the only rational choice is to sweep it up, package it, and sell it as fertilizer.

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