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Get a script out of executable back

by TheMarty (Acolyte)
on Nov 02, 2006 at 09:09 UTC ( #581855=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
TheMarty has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hi, I use Active State PDK for creating executables for Win32. Unfortunately last time I lost my PC with the only source of source ;-). There are only executables which are among users. Is there a way to extract Perl script back out of these excutables?

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Re: Get a script out of executable back
by GrandFather (Sage) on Nov 02, 2006 at 09:42 UTC
      Well, thanks for replies... Onestly, I didn't use SuperSearch (only the normal one). But following the links you have kindly posted, it does not help as well... These posts seem to have at least few years. Something changed since then? I used Active State PDK 6.0 to create exe file.
Re: Get a script out of executable back
by prasadbabu (Prior) on Nov 02, 2006 at 09:43 UTC
Re: Get a script out of executable back
by artist (Parson) on Nov 02, 2006 at 13:57 UTC
    I hope you might get the source code back, with methods descibed in other nodes. You can start using version control systems and backups.
    --Artist

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[Corion]: On the upside, I spend a lot of time thinking this weekend about how to actually implement rate limiting for futures, and if things work out, maybe even loading a configuration from an external file makes sense
[Corion]: I've also found some interesting invariants that I have to think/write about more. A simple rate limiter will never change the order of the input, while a limiter that allows for parallel execution will change the order. But my API currently allows for bo
[Corion]: ... for both, and I'm not sure if I want to add the cruft from the parallel API (a token that you need to hold on to while you hold the lock) to the rate limiting API too, to allow seamless up/downgrades, or not.
[Corion]: Also, rate limiting will look great with await: my $token = await $limiter-> limit($hostname); instead of my $f = $limiter->limit( $hostname )->then(sub { my( $token)=@_; ... });

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