James Dinkel wrote:
> Waitaminute.  So if I have a paid-for application from some company and 
> they wrote it in java, it would be possible for me to decompile it into 
> the sourcecode?

Yes, it's also a lot of fun to do that.

> I figured there must be some way to hide it, otherwise 
> proprietary software wouldn't use it?

Not, really. There are obfuscators available, that rename classes, 
methods, etc. but this merely increases the challenge a bit.

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Florian Frank