On Nov 2, 2005, at 3:12 PM, zero wrote:

> Ruby is cool, but I don't want to use it for anything I am likely to
> install on a user's machine because (1) I often don't want users to
> muck with my code, and (2) sometimes I don't want them to (easily) see
> my code.  I know that C#/Java can easily be reverse engineered, but
> knowing that someone would have to go to such lengths to get to my  
> code
> is enough of a barrier to make me want to use one of those languages
> over Ruby even though I have to write three times as much code for the
> same task.

I know this isn't exactly what you asked for, but if you just need a  
minor deterrent, perhaps a hack along the lines of http:// 
www.rubyquiz.com/quiz34.html would work.  Just a thought.

James Edward Gray II