Perl Obfuscator

Nicholas Clark nick at
Wed Sep 19 15:59:40 BST 2007

On Wed, Sep 19, 2007 at 09:40:33AM -0400, Jesse Vincent wrote:

> But really, yes, to echo what everyone else has said, obfuscation is  
> just going to annoy people and won't stop more than the most casual  
> adversary.

In fact, it may tempt some third parties into de-obfuscating it just for kicks,
whereas if it wasn't obfuscated, they wouldn't care at all. B::Deobfuscate
and Acme::Floral wouldn't even exist if Stunnix hadn't drawn attention to
itself, and made boasts that needed to be disproved.

Nicholas Clark 

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