Code Search with Regular Expressions

A few days ago I found out about codesearch. It's a group of command-line tools to index and search code using regular expressions. It was originally developed by fellow googler Russ Cox. It uses the same algorithms that were behind Google Code Search.

Google Code search

I played with it a little bit and I'm impressed by how fast it is. Also, it can be integrated easily with emacs. However, I think it would be even better with a simple web interface. For example, to show the content of the files and highlight matching expressions. Actually that would be a nice weekend project...

Written on June 3, 2013