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Re: How to tell if Perl has -DDEBUGGING?

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Nick Ing-Simmons
October 26, 2003 10:54
Re: How to tell if Perl has -DDEBUGGING?
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Steve Hay <> writes:
>>  a) You think someone would edit,
>>  b) if they did, they'd be a devious miscreant?
>>I'm all too curious.
>I was looking at the Filter::decrypt module as a means of encrypting 
>source code.  (And I don't want a flame war about the ethics or merits 
>or doing that.)
>The documentation suggests statically linking the Filter::decrypt 
>extension against a non-DEBUGGING Perl.  I don't want to statically link 
>it, but I don't want people (devious miscreants or otherwise) to take 
>the dynamically linked module and slap it into their DEBUGGING Perl and 
>start hacking either.

What about their non-DEBUGGING perl with Deparse?

>It occurred to me that if the module knew for sure whether or not the 
>Perl in question was a DEBUGGING Perl then the dynamically linked plan 
>is a little safer.
>- Steve

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