Can I actually exclude old repos now?
GitHub's reworked Rust-based code search engine entered general availability on Monday, promising faster, more comprehensive explorations of software repositories. The revision, dubbed Blackbird internally, has been three years in the making, and is part of the corporation's enduring effort to make text-based search techniques …
Tuesday 9th May 2023 19:40 GMT An_Old_Dog
Tuesday 9th May 2023 21:34 GMT david 12
Google abandoned the field
When I was a child, I used Google to search the internet for code. (Code repositories used to live in files on http servers) But as Google gradually improved their algorithm, they excluded punctuation from their index. You can do 'exact match', but the information simply isn't there anymore. It's actually been years since I tried to do a code search using Google -- something I used to do frequently.