Thursday, October 05, 2006

Emacspeak Smart URL For Google Code Search

Every useful Web tool deserves a Web short-cut. Google just announced a new service called Code Search that lets you search the codebases of Open Source projects. It's a great way of finding source code relevant to ones programming projects.

I just checked in a corresponding URL Template --- as a reminder, url templates in Emacspeak are smart URLs that provide web short-cuts to create a conceptual Smart Web Command Line. To use:

  • Invoke the url templatetool via the default key-binding C-e u.
  • Select the Code Search Via Google tool by typing cod and pressing the tab key.
  • Specify the search query --- see the Google Code Search help instructions for the types of queries that are allowed.