As a full-time programmer for > 12 years, my favorite trick is still using search to navigate large codebases:
Search for a function name you remember vaguely, then in results:
foo() <— no semicolon! Implementation!
In C++, search for ::foo often works, too.
@uliwitness in languages with the function keyword, "n foo" also tends to work pretty well!
@uliwitness Better, use ctags. You can configure a lot of editors to auto-run ctags, and then have a nice dropdown of names.
@mdhughes There are so many things I could configure and set up and keep updated and resolve conflicts in ... or I could just train workflows that work with the standard installs of those things and get work done ... it's always a trade-off between the two.
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