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in reply to Re^4: Perl 5 Optimizing Compiler
in thread Perl 5 Optimizing Compiler
Perl does not have a "compile" flag for all the good reasons explained in this discussion, so your argument is invalid ab initio.
Packing Perl code is just a thinly disguised "zipping" of the interpreter + modules + script. Adding some source-filter code will not make it any more secure or less prone to be looked into. Anyone who can open a Perl File and start a Google search will find countless links to undo the obfuscation. Therefore Anonymous Monk's comment was wrong and likely to misguide our young Monks.
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