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Re: •Re: Re: perl2exe - no more secrets

by John M. Dlugosz (Monsignor)
on Feb 28, 2003 at 21:55 UTC ( #239565=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to •Re: Re: perl2exe - no more secrets
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I think there's a point to (possibly trivially) cloaking something so it doesn't show up in "find in files" or other text searches, clog the disk text index with unneeded things, save accidental viewing by other people, etc.

So my new take on it is to use ROT-13 for this "feature", so it's very clear that it's not supposed to be "encrypted" in any meaningful sence. It's more like turning a page face-down on the desk when you leave the cube, as opposed to locking it in the drawer. That's why ROT-13 was invented! That's its clearly defined purpose.


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by herveus (Parson) on Mar 03, 2003 at 12:26 UTC

    Absolutely. And if the vendor presented that feature in that light, we wouldn't be wrapped around the axle of weak (!) "encryption" "hiding" source code in a bundle. (did I use enough gratuitous punctuation there?)


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