Python obfuscation

Steven D'Aprano steve at
Sat Nov 19 05:09:30 CET 2005

On Tue, 15 Nov 2005 03:06:31 -0800, Ben Sizer wrote:

> My interest lies in being able to use encrypted data (where 'data' can
> also include parts of the code) so that the data can only be read by my
> Python program, and specifically by a single instance of that program.
> You would be able to make a backup copy (or 20), you could give the
> whole lot to someone else, etc etc. I would just like to make it so
> that you can't stick the data file on Bittorrent and have the entire
> world playing with data that was only purchased once.

Well, if and when you find a way to make water not wet and three-sided
squares, then you can turn your mind towards solving the *really* hard
problem: how to make bytes not copyable.


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