distributing apps without the Python source?
bdesth.quelquechose at free.quelquepart.fr
Wed Oct 8 20:19:30 CEST 2008
Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch a écrit :
> On Wed, 08 Oct 2008 10:59:44 -0500, skip wrote:
>> Marc> On Wed, 08 Oct 2008 09:18:47 -0600, Joe Strout wrote:
>> >> We have a client who's paranoid about distributing the Python
>> >> source to his commercial app. Is there some way I can distribute
>> >> and use just the .pyc files, so as to not give away the source?
>> Marc> Yes. Just use the *.pyc files.
>> 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.
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