Anonymous Monk has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I use ActivePerl on Windows 95, and I noticed that it's too easy to highlight the file, right-click it, select 'Open With...' and open it with notepad.
Is there any way at all to, I don't know, like, encode my code?
Because Perl is an interpretive language, anyone can look at code and just steal it! Imagine working for months or even years on a gigantic project, just to have someone steal my code!
And please don't say I can just copyright it, because what are the chances people are going to listen to it? Just change the copyright info, and voila! It now says it's someone else's program, and I have no proof that it's mine!
Any help is appreciated and I thank you in advance