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Finding Source Code on the Web for Remix and Reuse
Programmers often look for a "snippet," that is, a small piece of example code, to remind themselves of how to solve a problem or to quickly learn about a new resource. However, existing tools such as general-purpose search engines and code-specific search engines do not deal well with searches for snippets. In this chapter, we present a prototype search engine designed to work with code snippets. Our approach is based on using the non-code text on a web page as metadata for the snippet todoi:10.1007/978-1-4614-6596-6_14 fatcat:oen36zu6pfhfjjzr5ofkhqbhy4