Cryptography (was Re: How to protect python code ?)

Richard Brodie R.Brodie at
Mon Apr 14 15:23:03 CEST 2003

"Aahz" <aahz at> wrote in message news:b7bvft$os4$1 at

> Not that I'm disagreeing with your main point (about protecting Python
> code), but cryptographic systems that are developed privately are much
> easier to hack (historically, at least) than ones developed in public.

In general, yes. Whether experts working in classified establishments can't
do better than the public state of the art is much harder to quantify.
Consider the history of PKCS, for example.

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