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From:
Tels
Date:
October 26, 2003 12:04
Subject:
Re: How to tell if Perl has -DDEBUGGING?
Message ID:
200310262205.35708@bloodgate.com
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Moin,

On Sunday 26 October 2003 11:56, you wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 26, 2003 at 12:41:07PM +0100, Tels wrote:
> > There is also to consider the reason why you would wan to hide your
> > source code in the first place. There should be nothing so secret about
> > source code that giving it to somebody else compromises security or
> > something else and if a laywer or IP property rights councellor want's to
> > tell you otherwise, shot them.
>
> Your idea of altering the compiler to dump out the source as it reads it
> in is clever and so dumb simple. :)  The only way I can think around
> that is to ship the module with its own copy of perl with Filter::decrypt
> staticly linked in!  Yick.
>
> FWIW, the only time I ever had to deal with encrypted Perl source it was
> a crappy commercial module that had a bug in it.  The company that
> supported it was being too slow, I had a pretty good idea how to fix it,
> but I couldn't get at the source!  What a nuisanse.  This was circa 1998
> and I didn't have my 31334 P3RL h4x0r sk1llz just yet to do any of the
> normal tricks to work around it.
>
> I haven't seen any encrypted source since.

There is a reason why I (nowadays) do mostly OpenSource[tm](r){c} only. It is 
just better in the long run for all people involved (yes, that means it is 
not better for some greedy people in the shortrun, but I don't see this as a 
disadvantage :)

Best wishes,

Tels

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