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Re: Can you prevent MO=Deparse

by pfaut (Priest)
on May 08, 2003 at 13:46 UTC ( #256528=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Can you prevent MO=Deparse

Perl is an interpreted language. In order to run your script, perl needs to be able to read it. Therefore, at some point when you are trying to run it, the script must be in a decrypted and readable form. If your program needs to be that secure, write it in some other language than perl.

90% of every Perl application is already written.
dragonchild

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Re: Re: Can you prevent MO=Deparse
by hardburn (Abbot) on May 08, 2003 at 13:52 UTC

    If your program needs to be that secure, write it in some other language than perl.

    Sorry, but that's just wrong. "Security" is not gained by hiding your source code. That's a temperary measure, at best. Perl just happens to make this problem more obvious.

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    I wanted to explore how Perl's closures can be manipulated, and ended up creating an object system by accident.
    -- Schemer

    Note: All code is untested, unless otherwise stated

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