Source Code Search Engine

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Codase is a special search engine for open source code. It was developed by Huihong Luo and launched in 2005. Codase searches for code on the web and in repositories that are not easily accessible by general search engines. Codase follows a syntax-oriented approach that provides more accurate and detailed search results. You can search for functions, classes, strings, constants, macros, comments, and other constructs of programming languages.

Language English

Launched 2005
Closed No

Developer Huihong Luo

Country of Origin US America

2005 - [...] Huihong Luo

Topic SeEn for special interests

Region No Limitation

Technical functionalities
Search engine for special file formats

Used SeEn Codase

Older Version Internet Archive / WebCite

»Codase is a new kind of search service for open source code. Rather than treating code as text, Codase understands programming languages, and treats code as code, the way it’s supposed to be. This unique and syntax-aware approach provides the most accurate and detailed search results with fine granularity levels of controls. With Codase, developers can search functions, classes, strings, constants, macros, comments and other programming language constructs.

Codase hosts huge amount of open source codes providing a much better coverage, as it covers codes usually hidden inside compressed files and source control repositories, where general search engines fail to find and index. In addition, Codase only indexes and searches high quality codes with every line of code literally validated and compiled by intelligent and powerful source code analysis engine.« Source


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Other Sources

Things About Codase Source Code Search Engine URL:
Danny Sullivan (2005): Codase For Seeking Open Source Code URL:
PETE CASHMORE (2005): Codase: The Source Code Search Engine URL:

Created: 2019-10-15