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Re: Ruby, Python, "Power"

Please forgive my uninformedness: Is it possible to NOT distribute source of a web application in either python/pythonpaste/django or ruby/rails (sort of like Java's byte-code-only WARs)? I'm thinking of prototyping a webapp in one of these languages but don't want to deliver my newbie code.

Thanks in advance for any reply.

Comment on Ruby, Python, "Power"
by Michael

Comments:

It is possible to distribute the PYC files (bytecode) or PYO (bytecode with docstrings stripped), but just as Java bytecode is hella easy to "decompile" pyc/pyo is trivial to get back into readable code blocks.

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