|Decompilability email@example.com (Thomas M. Farrelly) (1997-03-14)|
|Re: Decompilability firstname.lastname@example.org (Stefan Monnier) (1997-03-16)|
|Re: Decompilability email@example.com (Aaron F Stanton) (1997-03-16)|
|From:||Stefan Monnier <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||16 Mar 1997 23:17:56 -0500|
"Thomas M. Farrelly" <email@example.com> writes:
> Would the ability to be decompilable (make close to original source code
> out of a binary file) be a drawback for a programming-language?
> [Doesn't seem to have hurt Java too badly. -John]
I doubt this is a Java characteritic. It looks more like a JVM for
It also depends on the compiler's sophistication. I'm sure that a Java
program compiled with an aggressive compiler (using partial evaluation
for instance) will not be easily decompilable.
So I would say that it's probably not a drawback in and of itself, but
it shows that your compiler is pretty dumb (which is not to say it's
bad: very few people expect a compiler from assembly to binary to be
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