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perl2exe - no more secrets
An interesting quote from the author of perl2exe analysis.
See the whole paper here .
(I underlined it.)
I started to wonder why people use these
Perl compilers, and then it hit me. They're obviously not used for security,
since they provide no security. They're obviously not used for licence
enforcement, since Bad Guys aren't going to stop to think about licences
anyway, and Good Guys won't rip you off.
They're actually used out of shame; most of the code I've seen packaged up
with these things is of amazingly poor quality, and I can understand why you
wouldn't want people to look at that kind of code if you're making a
commercial product out of it. People don't want to expose the fact that
they're selling really quite bad programs for really too much money. If these
programmers had a bit more pride in their Perl abilities and a little bit more
honesty with their customers, the need for these sort of "compilers" would go
away, and the problem would be solved.
Learn how to program properly, and forget about perl2exe!
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