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Re: Obfuscation of code...

by andreychek (Parson)
on Jun 29, 2001 at 23:19 UTC ( #92767=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Obfuscation of code...

Well, to answer your question, it's possible Acme::Smirch may help. From the documentation:

So here is Smirch, that does the converse of Bleach - rewrites your program using only non alphanumeric characters BUT it does not depend on any external module! That's right - complete perl without numbers or letters.

As for hiding the contents of your code -- many would say that's what a license is for. However, I assume you have your reasons, so I won't go into that :-)
-Eric

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Re: Re: Obfuscation of code...
by srawls (Friar) on Jun 29, 2001 at 23:43 UTC
    Wow, I read the source code for that, a perlmonk definitely did not write that. No use strict at all. All global variables, no mys at all. It undefs $/ and doesn't even reset it. Instead of simply saying:
    open FH, 'foo.bar' or die "could not open";
    it says:
    open FH, 'foo.bar' or print 'could not open' and exit;
    It's filled with those print '...' and exit commands too, not just in the open call. I can see many places that need improvement. It is a neat idea though, if not useful, then just fun.

    The 15 year old, freshman programmer,
    Stephen Rawls

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