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Thursday April 22, 2004
03:47 PM

Searching Source Code with Plucene

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At work we've got a lot of code in CVS. I've only been there for months but it's still hard to find things. I decided to change that. A mixture of Plucene, 'file', and 'ctags -x' has come to the rescue. To be fair, mostly Plucene has come to the rescue. The index is still building, has been for quite a while, but this is what I can do to find things now.

shell> pairdoc tag:main and file:test and '"void main"' and type:C

Boy is that helpful. The tags portion in particular. In a swamp of
related classes how do you find which one implements the 'user_id()'
method? It used to be a lot of grepping.

shell> pairdoc tag:user_id

I dig Plucene, just wish these dang indexes could build faster. I know, I know, problems inherent with search.

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