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From "David E. Wheeler" <>
Subject Re: Protecting source code
Date Fri, 25 Aug 2006 17:08:06 GMT
On Aug 25, 2006, at 09:58, Jonathan Vanasco wrote:

> at that point, i realized two things:
> 	a- encrypting/obfuscating perl code just doesn't work when you  
> need to decrypt it.  it also doesn't work when there are  
> decompilers and stuff out there.  the best you can do is make  
> something marginally difficult.
> 	b- given the ease in decrypting the code, and the code itself, it  
> became pretty obvious that they weren't trying to protect the code,  
> as much as they were making it unreadable as it was some of the  
> worst stuff i've ever seen.

Great story!



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