Does Perl has a code hider

Kieren Diment diment at
Thu Sep 17 09:10:12 BST 2009

On 17/09/2009, at 3:22 AM, abhishek jain wrote:

> Hi,
> Do perl have a kind of code encoder which hides the readable Perl  
> code by
> encoding like we have in PHP.
> I am working on a project and i dont want to give the editing /  
> viewing
> rights to the user, also a right to expire the code after some time  
> interval
> .
> How can i protect the code,
> Possible?
> What would you advice for the options to me.

I came across a codebase the other day where they just obsufucated the  
variable names - probably with truncted MD5 checksums or something.   
Certainly made it  it a pain in the arse to read :), but nothing a  
determined reverse engineer wouldn't find trivial to deal with.

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