ANN: obfuscate

Stef Mientki stef.mientki at
Wed Feb 10 00:27:13 CET 2010

On 10-02-2010 00:09, Alf P. Steinbach wrote:
> * David Robinow:
>> On Tue, Feb 9, 2010 at 5:10 PM, Simon Brunning 
>> <simon at> wrote:
>>> On 9 February 2010 16:29, Robert Kern <robert.kern at> wrote:
>>>> On 2010-02-09 09:37 AM, Daniel Fetchinson wrote:
>>>>> If the code base stabilizes in a production version after losing the
>>>>> alphas and betas they would be a great addition to the stdlib, I
>>>>> think.
>>>> Why?
>>> I agree. Why wait? Put them in the stdlib now!
>> Can we please stop this?
> I agree.
sorry I don't,
unless Python is only meant for the very well educated people in encryption.

> I haven't looked at the code but the functionality that's listed is 
> useful, e.g. in a Usenet client, and it's fun to play around with for 
> a beginner.
I neither did look at the code,
but as a beginner with just 3 years of experience in Python,
I've tried several scrambling libs, for a quick and dirty use.
All were much too difficult, so I made my own xor-something.
Coming from Delphi, a scrambling lib is working is less than 10 minutes, 
without the need of any knowledge of encryption.
I prefer Python over Delphi, but some things are made very complex in 

> Also, for example, Christian Heimes wrote else-thread: «Your work 
> should be interesting for everybody who has read Simon Sing's "The 
> Code Book: The Science of Secrecy from Ancient Egypt to Quantum"» (and 
> I for one have that book).
> Cheers,
> - Alf

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