[Python-ideas] Importing orphaned bytecode files

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Thu Dec 10 11:43:04 CET 2009

Brett Cannon wrote:
> I know some people seem to think pyc/pyo fles are a good way to
> obfuscate code, but it honestly isn't, IMO. But these people stand the
> most to lose from us even considering changing default behavior.

People that think it is a good obfuscation trick often don't realise
just how powerful Python's introspection features make the disassembly
process. When decompiled software includes the original variable names
it is a lot easier to follow than the cryptic mass of symbols that is
decompiled machine code.


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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