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user:defunkt Get all repositories from the user defunkt.
tom location:"San Francisco, CA" Find all tom users in "San Francisco, CA".
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NOT cat Excludes all results containing cat.

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mentions:tpope All issues mentioning tpope.
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fullname:"Linus Torvalds" Find users with the full name "Linus Torvalds".
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chris followers:100..200 Find all chris users with followers between 100 and 200.
ryan repos:>10 Find all ryan users with more than 10 repositories.

✌(⌒_⌒)🌸 Konichiwa RIAA-kun ✌(⌒_⌒;)🌸. This is your kawaii kouhai Aya-chan, calling in from Nihon. I have noticed a severe lack of cute kamojis in DMCA repository tonight, and instead all I see is baka ...

emilweth opened Oct 27, 2020
15 comments
github:master emilweth:master

Why: When I was less experienced, I absolutely would have gotten confused by usage of main in a repo where main isn't the default branch. Since GitHub has landed on default branch as the phrasing ...

bnb opened Oct 27, 2020
github:main bnb:patch-2

Hi, is there a way to force the Pull Requests in Github to display only the commits that are to be merged and not the ones that have already been merged? I'm using the workflow with 3 branches which ...

bug
djmilosev opened Oct 27, 2020
C#
hvitved opened Oct 27, 2020
github:main hvitved:csharp/dataflow/parameters

I failed to push the github/ql lgtm.com branch from my local machine previously. Good catch @hmakholm! (When repeating the steps for updating this repository, the branch for #44 was deleted and #44 was ...

esbena opened Oct 27, 2020
2 comments
master update-codeql-submodule

Bumps puma from 5.0.2 to 5.0.4. Release notes Sourced from puma's releases. 5.0.4 Bugfixes Pass preloaded application into new workers if available when using preload_app (#2461 5.0.3 A release ...

dependencies ruby
dependabot-preview[bot] opened Oct 27, 2020
master dependabot-bundler-puma-5.0.4

Is your feature request related to a problem? Please describe. QL tests in the Test Explorer occasionally go into the "retired" state, where the test result icon is faded. There seems to be little ...

VSCode enhancement
dbartol opened Oct 27, 2020
1 comment

The nightly performance run revealed a performance regression introduced by https://github.com/github/codeql/pull/4416. Here is a fix.

C#
hvitved opened Oct 27, 2020
github:main hvitved:csharp/dataflow/tuple-perf

I have been building codeql databases for multiple projects and in some of them I found that the src.zip file inside codeql database doesn't contain files that utilize lombok library for getters and ...

question
SaumoPal97 opened Oct 27, 2020

This adds support for partial flow exploration starting from sinks and going backwards to complement the existing forward partial flow. A few features like type pruning and call-context-based virtual dispatch ...

C# C++ Java Python
aschackmull opened Oct 27, 2020
github:main aschackmull:dataflow/reverse-partial
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