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From "Octavian Rasnita" <>
Subject Re: encrypting perl
Date Thu, 26 Mar 2009 10:59:59 GMT
From: "Foo JH" <>
> Business people love the idea of their intellectual property (IP) being
> protected by way of code encryption. Try telling them their money-making
> code is 'in the open, but everyone's doing it too'. Not exactly a warm
> fuzzy feeling.
> This topic has been resurfaced from time to time. I think the bottom
> line is: there is no supported form of code encryption for Perl. Some
> people try to partially compile the code into bytecode, and distribute
> with that. But I don't think it's officially supported.
> The forward step in this may lie with Perl6. Unfortunately while Parrot
> 1.0 has JUST been launched, Perl6 isn't, and it'd take quite a while
> before we get there. It's still NOT encoded, just compiled into a more
> cryptic form, just like Java and the rest.

I think it would be enough, because there will surely be added other ways for obfuscating
the code, and if the OOP style will be more clear and easier to use than it is now, Perl 6
would have some chances.


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