[Q] how to protect python program from decompilation

Aahz Maruch aahz at panix.com
Sun Feb 18 14:43:49 EST 2001

In article <mailman.982521799.21630.python-list at python.org>,
Tim Peters <tim.one at home.com> wrote:
>If there were one, I expect Microsoft would do that instead of just
>prohibiting reverse-engineering in their licenses.  It's not Python gurus
>you have to worry about so much, it's machine-language gurus.  That's why
>this has little to do with Python.  You can't hide anything from them,
>unless (as Aahz suggested) you ship your own CPU card that doesn't allow
>tracing instructions.

Just to be clear, this solution only protects you from software hackers.
Hardware hackers can still break just about anything.
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