Tools for refactoring/obfuscation

Stefan Behnel stefan_ml at behnel.de
Tue Mar 27 15:12:08 CEST 2012


Javier, 07.03.2012 04:29:
> I am looking for an automated tool for refactoring/obfuscation.

Sadly, there really is one thing that these two have in common: they modify
code while retaining its exact functionality. Apart from that, they are
diametric opposites. Refactoring aims at making the code "better" in some
way, e.g. by making it more readable or easier to extend. Obfuscation aims
for making it worse, as in unreadable and hard to access. It's generally
not a good idea to do that. Code is there for humans to read.

Stefan




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