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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


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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