distributing apps without the Python source?
prologic at shortcircuit.net.au
Wed Oct 8 23:50:19 CEST 2008
On Thu, Oct 9, 2008 at 4:19 AM, Bruno Desthuilliers
<bdesth.quelquechose at free.quelquepart.fr> wrote:
> Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch a écrit :
>> On Wed, 08 Oct 2008 10:59:44 -0500, skip wrote:
>>> Though of course there is decompyle to consider, assuming Joe's client
>>> is truly paranoid.
>> Simply don't tell the client. All he has to know is that it's basically
>> the same as Java *.class files. Most paranoid clients are fine with that.
>> Unless you tell them there are decompilers for *.class files. :-)
> FWIW, even native binary code can be 'disassembled' and hacked.
I must point out though that if your client
is paranoid for intellectual property reasons
(ie: protecting his assets), then you should
be aware that even if you can decompile
a Python compiled module (or a compiled
java class), it's generally pretty useless in this
form to any would-be-thief.
Decompiling/Disassembling never gets you
the original source code back.
-- "Problems are solved by method"
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