in reply to Closing Perl Source

Oh, good grief, not again.

This comes up with some regularity here. Go super search and enlighten yourself. And, to forestall the inevitable cascade of replies, the answers generally are:

  1. Heretic!
  2. Use Acme::Bleach
  3. There's perl2exe
    perl2exe isn't secure you ignorant wanker!
    yes it is
    No it isn't
    Well, that's not what it's for anyway
  4. B::Deparse will defeat any attempt at hiding source!

Short answer is no, it won't really work. Someone'll see the source, so throw a nasty license on it and hope for the best.