Run pyc file without specifying python path ?
steven at REMOVE.THIS.cybersource.com.au
Thu Jul 30 06:20:24 EDT 2009
On Thu, 30 Jul 2009 07:01:28 +0100, Barak, Ron wrote:
> I wanted my application to "hide" the fact that it's a python script,
> and look as much as possible like it's a compiled program.
What do you think the "c" in .pyc stands for?
What it's not is a compiled to machine-code stand alone executable.
> The reason I don't just give my user a py file, is that I don't want
> a cleaver user to change the innards of the script.
It's not the clever users you need to worry about, because they'll fix
your bugs. It's the not-as-clever-as-they-think-they-are users you have
to worry about. But frankly, the best way to deal with them is to make it
absolutely clear that you don't provide free support for modified
versions of the script, and as soon as they report a problem, you diff
their version with the official version. If they vary, then you start
Before you go spending vast amounts of time and energy creating a fragile
solution, it's worth you working out what it actually is you're trying to
prevent. If it's just "I don't want anybody touching my precious,
precious code!" then I have no sympathy and have no interest in helping
you. If it's "The damn users have mucked up the script AGAIN and now they
expect me to fix it for free!!!", then that's a social problem, not a
technical one, and a social solution might save you a lot of wasted
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