Source code

Gerhard Häring gerhard.haering at
Mon Sep 16 06:53:06 CEST 2002

* Terje Johan Abrahamsen <spoermeg at> [2002-09-15 23:31 -0500]:
> If I would like to write some code that would not be possible for
> others to read, after I distribute the program, would Python be
> suitable? I know that there are a few programs like Py2Exe, that
> creates .exe files. But, I also saw this:
> --------------------
>  A zip-compatible archive is built, containing all files from this
>   directory as well as your script, and appended to a custom python
>   interpreter supplied with py2exe.
> --------------------

py2exe contains Python byte code. Python byte code can be transformed
into Python source code, but all comments are lost.

> Doesn't sound like it is protected very well. Is there some
> alternative to Py2Exe that can do the job, or should I look for a
> compiled language instead?

You should perhaps reconsider if and why you need to hide your source

-- Gerhard

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