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  Protect Your Source Code: Obfuscation 101
Subject:   Extremely slow applications
Date:   2005-04-09 13:50:15
From:   elanthis
If this is something that Java professionals really do, it's no wonder Java has such a record for being dog slow. ;-)


You are inserting gobs and gobs and gobs of useless, pointless code that the compiler doesn't (is in fact incapable of) optimizing out. What might have been done in a dozen opcodes now takes hundreds or thousands. Doesn't matter if you're using C, Java, or any other language, such obfuscation techniques make your final application far worse performance wise.


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