Tools for refactoring/obfuscation

Javier nospam at
Wed Mar 28 18:04:06 CEST 2012

Yes, in general I follow clear guidelines for writing code.  I just use
modules with functions in the same directory and clear use of name
spaces. I almost never use classes.  I wonder if you use some tool for
refactoring.  I am mainly intersted in scripting tools, no eclipse-style

Just let me know if you use some scripting tool.

And, as somebody pointed in this thread obfuscating or refactoring the
code are very different things but they can be done with the same tools.


Vladimir Ignatov <kmisoft at> wrote:
> Hi,
> (sorry for replying to the old topic)
> On Tue, Mar 6, 2012 at 10:29 PM, Javier <nospam at> wrote:
>> I am looking for an automated tool for refactoring/obfuscation.
>> Something that changes names of functions, variables, or which would
>> merge all the functions of various modules in a single module.
>> The closest I have seen is
>> Does somebody know of something that can work from the command line or
>> simple data structures/text files?, like a python dictionary of functions
>> {"old":"new",...}
> I am not surprised what nobody answers. I think that such tool is
> nearly impossible given the dynamic Python's nature.
> But if you put little discipline/restrictions in your source code,
> when doing obfuscation could be much more easier. Almost trivial I
> would say.
> Javier, you can contact me directly if you are interested in this topic.
> Vladimir Ignatov
> kmisoft at gmail com

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