Pyarmor, guard your python scripts

Jondy Zhao jondy.zhao at
Fri Sep 18 04:51:36 CEST 2015

On Friday, September 18, 2015 at 10:06:30 AM UTC+8, Chris Angelico wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 18, 2015 at 11:58 AM, Jondy Zhao <jondy.zhao at> wrote:
> > Think that python developer is manufacturer, and he want to sell his product to the customers who don't know anything about programming. He don't hope his customers redistribute his product, that's protected by Pyarmor.
> >
> The trouble with that thinking is that they _can_ redistribute his
> product. In fact, PyArmor isn't going to do anything about that. It
> might make it harder for them to reverse engineer that product, but it
> does nothing whatsoever for redistribution.
> ChrisA

The encrypted scripts could be distributed to bind to hard disk of computer, so the customers could not simplely copy them to somewhere else. Except they could reverse all the bytecodes, and pyarmor does make it harder to reverse bytecode to source. 

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