Google Code Search Casts A Wider Net

Google has updated the search capabilities of Google Code Search with expanded indexing and improvements in ranking and results.

Google Code Search now features indexing of individual files and code snippets from all over the web rather than just archives and repositories — such as .zip, .tar, or CVS and Subversion files — as was previously available.

Code Search also has an improved ranking system so class and method definitions appear closer to the top of search results for applicable queries.

In addition to the new features there are now international Code Search domains for Brazil, China, France, and Russia.

While Google Code Search is getting better, and now that it indexes all files rather than just repositories it certainly offers a better range of files, we still prefer Krugle for its well organized results and advanced search operators.