Code Search in More Languages

November 20, 2006

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Post by Miguel Garcia, Software Engineer

Today is a multilingual day for Google Code Search. You can now use its interface in Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, and Spanish.

We also added support for languages of another type as well -- Code Search now detects code in more programming languages (AppleScript, COBOL, ColdFusion, Haskell, Modula-2, Modula-3, OCaml, R, Rebol, SML, and VHDL), which appear in the language drop-down on the Advanced Code Search page. If your programming language of choice isn't in there, just use the the file: operator to restrict your search to files with the right extensions. For example, you could restrict your search to files with a .zz extension with a query like foo file:\.zz$. (More info in the FAQ.)

As a Spanish engineer in Google's Zurich office, my days tend to be pretty multilingual. So it's been great to be part of the effort to help Google Code Search understand a few new languages as well.