Obscuring Python source from end users
sturla.molden at gmail.com
Mon Sep 29 16:51:33 CEST 2014
Steven D'Aprano <steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info> wrote:
> Another possibility is to distribute your modules inside a zip file. See
> Such zip files are not just runnable, but also importable. Depending on your
> Excel requirements, you might need a tiny driver script as above.
It should also be possible to temper with the zipimport module to allow a
'scrambled' zip file. That makes it harder for users to access the code by
unpacking the zip file.
py2exe will collect pyc files into a single zip file and import that. It
does not need a driver script because it embeds the Python interpreter in
Yet another option is to compile the Python code with Cython and distribute
everything as compiled pyd files.
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