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Re: WIP: plpgsql source code obfuscation

From: "Dave Page" <dpage(at)postgresql(dot)org>
To: "Pavel Stehule" <pavel(dot)stehule(at)gmail(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-patches <pgsql-patches(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: WIP: plpgsql source code obfuscation
Date: 2008-01-28 14:34:06
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On Jan 28, 2008 2:26 PM, Pavel Stehule <pavel(dot)stehule(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
> sure, but do you know, Tom dislikes new columns in pg_proc :).

Tom doesn't seem to like the idea of obfuscation of function code much
either :-)

> This
> patch is usable sample of one possible solution and doesn't need
> initdb. And there is dependency on pgcrypto :(. But it is simply and
> it does all what is expected. Some customers wonted it. But I am not
> sure if similar patch can be accepted - this is prototype. And when
> I'll have some signals so patch can be commited I'll send final
> version with obfuscate col in pg_proc. Any patch of pg_proc needs two
> hours of work, and any change needs actualization - so lot of maybe
> useless work.

Yeah, I realise tweaking pg_proc is a large job, and wouldn't expect
you to necessarily do it immediately - I just wanted to throw my
requirements from a tools perspective into the inevitable discussion.

Cheers, Dave.

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