[issue6749] Support for encrypted zipfiles when interpreting zipfile as script
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Mon Aug 24 04:26:05 CEST 2009
Peter Manis <peter.manis at gmail.com> added the comment:
My thinking behind this was not to be the ultimate security against
someone getting the source, but more of a very high wall to keep out the
majority of people.
It seems like the best way to determine what file should be decrypted
and when a password should be prompted is to look at the header of the
zip file where it defines the encryption information as the zip file is
loaded. Taking that approach would allow someone, if they wanted, to
put multiple encrypted zip files in the path and be prompted for each
one. That is not my planned usage of it, but someone else may have a
use for that.
Could someone point me in the right direction on where this
functionality would live if implemented? In the event there is enough
votes to prevent it from being added I would like to try to work on it
so I can patch my own installations of Python.
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