[erlang-questions] Re: reverse engineering beam files / obfuscation ?

Michael Turner leap@REDACTED
Sat Feb 13 06:10:02 CET 2010

But ... decompiling BEAM code just gives you Erlang source code, right? 
Which is read fluently by, what, only about 0.02% of software engineers?

How much more obfuscation could you ask for?


-michael turner

On 2/13/2010, "Steve Davis" <steven.charles.davis@REDACTED> wrote:

>Hi Kay,
>Just offering the thought that an effective obfuscation would be one
>where the effort required to decode it would be about equal to, or
>greater than, the effort required to write the code from scratch.
>Beam isn't easy if, as Chandru pointed out, you remove debug_info from
>the compile. Your code would be, I believe, considerably "safer" in
>Erlang than other bytecode-interpreted languages such as Java/C#.
>However, a long discussion about the value of open source could follow
>the above comments... but I digress.
>On Feb 12, 2:18?am, Kay Kay <kaykay.uni...@REDACTED> wrote:
>> If I were to release a commercial erlang based app , with compiled beam
>> files, would it be possible to reverse engineer it . If that were the
>> case - any possible suggestions to prevent / obfuscate the same.
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