[Q] how to protect python program from decompilation

Moshe Zadka moshez at zadka.site.co.il
Sun Feb 18 11:35:48 EST 2001

On Sun, 18 Feb 2001 16:10:56 GMT, Leonid Gluhovsky <gleonid at actcom.co.il> wrote:
> The company I work for has a program written in Python, and wants to
> ship it to customers in such a way that even if the customers are Python
> gurus they will not be able to decompile Python bytecode and arrive at
> readable source.
> Is it possible?  How to do it?

No it's not. No way will withstand a true guru. Note that the same goes
for C/C++/Java. Use a license.

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