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Re: Deliberately obsfucated Perl, but why?

by clinton (Priest)
on Aug 14, 2007 at 11:19 UTC ( #632457=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Deliberately obsfucated Perl, but why?

Corion's advice to use B::Deobfuscate is good, for private learning purposes only...

If this code facilitates an activation process for paid software, you can bet that the licence for this code is not open source, and there is probably a section in the licence about not deobfuscating or publishing their code :)

Great for learning purposes - probably unwise to publish the results on a widely read Perl programmers' site.

Clint


Comment on Re: Deliberately obsfucated Perl, but why?
Re^2: Deliberately obsfucated Perl, but why?
by diotalevi (Canon) on Aug 14, 2007 at 12:32 UTC

    Since B::Deobfuscate also accepts a YAML symbol table, perhaps he'd consider publishing the rename table from the meaningless stuff to meaningful things of his own design.

    --- dictionary: ~ global_regex: '\A[[:lower:][:digit:]_]+\z' globals: get_downloads: DesolationMeadowGrapefern rq: JohnDayValleyDesertParsley rs: LargeMountainMonkeyflower ua: SacramentoMountainsPricklyPoppy lexicals: $asx_url: $Sarvis $base_file: $Elkslip $date: $Tufted $directory: $BlueCup

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