It has to be said, after extensive research, and responses here, it seems python was just not designed to be a commercial product.
Licenses are all well and good, but if you're hacking a product, you're just not going to be stopped by a lisence. Furthering to that, if I ever sold products it would be £5, or $7, and 7 bucks just isn't worth all the effort to make python difficult to hack. Nothing is impossible, but, deterring the average user just for $7? Not worth it. Thanks anyway guys. Nate On 04/05/2019 12:46, Alan Gauld via Tutor wrote: > On 04/05/2019 00:45, nathan tech wrote: > >> There are tools like py2exe and pyinstaller that are able to compile >> your python code into .exe format. >> >> but why bother? > It's easier and more convenient to distribute a single .exe > file than a swathe of individual .py or .pyc files. It also > removes any potential issues around the python interpreter > version. > >> Lets say I create a program called awesomesauce. >> >> Now then, mister user comes along. >> >> He decompiles it with pyinstaller ("Which I'm told is easy"), removes >> the check, and has himself a free product. > Never consider compilation a security feature, it isn't. > Regardless of the language not just Python. A skilled > technician can hack the binary if necessary. > > Compilation is simply a distribution feature that makes > life easier for both the distributor and the recipient. > _______________________________________________ Tutor maillist - Tutor@python.org To unsubscribe or change subscription options: https://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/tutor