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Re: Re: is it irreversible

by kodo (Hermit)
on Mar 14, 2003 at 13:44 UTC ( #243026=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: is it irreversible
in thread Here is a commercial obfuscator

Uhm well they want 1879$ for that tool. Really funny I guess you won't need more than some hours to write something much more obfuscating.
Just rename all vars back to something more readable like $var_1 etc, and it's pretty readable I think.
Of course it makes it a bit more hard to study the code but it's definitly not even worth 100$.

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Re^3: is it irreversible
by diotalevi (Canon) on Mar 14, 2003 at 14:00 UTC

    I guess that depends on whether you put a dollar value on the time it takes to write that - I suppose the 1K-2K price might be reasonable if the perl programmer is somehow braindead and it'd take a long time to write (more than a few hours) or if the programmer has a high value at which point either something obvious and simple will arise or its just worth the money to buy a license.

    Just keep in mind through all this that there are other considerations outside of mere price tag.

    Seeking Green geeks in Minnesota

Re: Re: Re: is it irreversible
by Anonymous Monk on Mar 14, 2003 at 14:19 UTC
    I guess the development of this suite took more than a couple of weeks. So the price may look perfectly justified for some.

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