Warning: another programming entry. There's an old saying, build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door.
This programmer currently finds himself in need of a better mousetrap -- specificaly, a way to search for text. I'm talking about an intelligent grep that's aware of language syntax, so that I could search for text while ignoring comments in files. Or search for all occurances of a variable name, but only amongst variable names, rather than amongst all text in a file in general.
Someone's had to come up with something like that -- any decent editor will have syntax coloring of source code, so it should be a small incremental feat to be able to search text that's eg: a variable name, a constant string, not a comment.
But no one on the team seems to have heard of such a beast, and googling didn't help much, but then again, I didn't really know how to phrase the query without being too broad.
So, anyone that comes up with such a tool will probably win the hearts of millions of frustrated programmers all over the world, this one included.