Python secure?

Grant Edwards grante at
Mon Aug 16 02:25:26 CEST 2004

On 2004-08-15, Roger Binns <rogerb at> wrote:
> Calvin wrote:
>> Sorry I should have said I'm new to programming let alone Python. I
>> wish to know whether Python is secure as an exe for a commercial
>> product.
> Yes.  Anyone who recovers your "code" and/or uses it will be in
> violation of copyright

I don't see how decompiling is a copyright violation.  If I buy
a copy of a book, I'm pretty sure I can translate it into
another language if I want to form my own use.

Unless the license under which use of the program was granted
forbade de-compiling and reverse-engineering, I don't see why
decompiling is illegal.  In some places (Europe?)
reverse-engineering is explicitly allowed by law.

> and several other laws. 

What other laws?

> That is legal protection no matter what languages or
> combination of languages you use.

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