Make Nix code discoverable for the next gen GitHub search

The GitHub Search feature FAQ states

Symbol extraction is supported for C#, Python, Go, Java, JavaScript, TypeScript, PHP, Protocol Buffers, Ruby, and Rust. We’re working on adding more. If you’re interested in contributing language support, we use the open source Tree-sitter parser ecosystem. If you can add Tree-sitter support for your language, we can probably support it!

https://cs.github.com/about/faq#languages

It’d be super helpful to allow good Nix search on GitHub since most Nix is on GitHub.

There is already GitHub - cstrahan/tree-sitter-nix: Nix grammar for tree-sitter

@cstrahan : it could probably benefit from becoming an “official” package in the NixOS org, to be then used by GitHub team?

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Arguably most tree-sitter grammars aren’t in their parent orgs, maybe we should petition it be adopted by the tree-sitter org?

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Would be great!

Is anyone willing to take this? I don’t have the bandwith at the moment.

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