Firstly Ill say that I'm a comlete newbie to perl, and this is more of an investigation question than a code one.
I want to use perl for a CGI script- however I need the source code to be completely closed source - so that users cant decompile it ( I plan to distribute it and it would be a security issue if the source code got out). I understand that perl can be compiled into bytecode, but I read somewhere that you can just as easily decompile the bytecode.
If you can easily decompile it are there any other solutions for keeping the source closed, while being able to be platform independant?
I have alot of experience with python and my understanding is that its much harder to decompile php's bytecode than it is with perl.
Thanks for your help,