Python secure?

Roy Smith roy at
Mon Aug 16 03:48:55 CEST 2004

Grant Edwards <grante at> wrote:

> > That being true, it's still a good idea for me to lock the
> > door when I leave the house.
> I suppose so, but it has nothing to do with the topic at hand.

The OP was asking if Python offered a way to prevent disclosure of his 
source code.  The statement was made that copyright laws would protect 

My point was not to examine the details of copyright and/or reverse 
engineering laws, but to point out that even if there is legal 
protection for the code, it's still a good idea to take active steps to 
prevent its disclosure.

Protecting the code prevents theft.  IP laws only give you a basis for 
legal action after the code is stolen.

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