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Using Obfuscation 'Examples'

by merrymonk (Friar)
on Nov 08, 2007 at 16:27 UTC ( #649746=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
merrymonk has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

The Best of the Perl Journal book called Games, Diversions & Perl Culture has a
Chapter on obfuscation. There is also an obfuscation section on the Perl Monks site.
I would like to try obfuscating and using my code including using modules that are also obfuscated.
However, I am sure I missing something obvious somewhere because
I could not see how to use the ‘examples’ given.
Can some kindly Monk get me past first base?
A link to somewhere having a explanation would be good.

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Re: Using Obfuscation 'Examples'
by Zaxo (Archbishop) on Nov 09, 2007 at 09:02 UTC

    I don't think ofuscation is a good exercise for beginners. Advanced perlers play with writing them for a programming challenge and decypher them as a self-test.

    Novices are apt to take the wrong lessons from it.

    After Compline,

      <humour type=facetious>

      Maybe (s)he's trying to become an advanced perler by writing them for a challenge and is in the process of deciphering the book as a self test ;)


        You're unquestionably correct ;-)

        After Compline,

      I can see that this is not for beginners or at least 'wise' beginners.
      However I would like to 'play' with them but I
      am still stuck not knowing how to start!
      Therefore some clues would be much appreciated.

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