"Decompile" Windows RR application
J. Landman Gay
jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Thu Aug 4 15:00:39 CDT 2005
On 8/4/05 12:44 PM, Dan Shafer wrote:
> I'm glad this worked but does the fact that it is so (relatively) easy
> and straightforward to decompile a compiled application bother anyone
> in terms of marketability issues for Rev?
> Or am I just overly paranoid?
I'll let a shrink decide that. ;) But this isn't really any different
than anything else in Rev. If the app is not passworded, you can read
all the scripts in a text editor. If it is, then you can't. If someone
decompiles the app back to a stack and it is passworded, the scripts are
That said, I wrote my own decompiler about 5 years ago. I kept the
information strictly to myself. It was necessary because a client had 18
apps for me to work on, which they owned, but had lost the source
stacks. I had to decompile.
I suspect other people may have written their own too in the past, but
we all kept the information private. When someone released the script to
the public I was very disappointed. So if it is paranoia, I guess it is
shared. Even though when I think about it rationally I don't see much to
worry about, I think it was a mistake.
Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
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