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  • Tom Hanlin
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    Decompiling programs is not, in general, something that can be
    done easily or well-- either by hand, or automatically. It's
    pretty much a one-way process. This is the case with any true
    compiler.

    You may have seen decompilers for some versions of Microsoft's
    Visual Basic. These work because most versions of VB aren't
    "real" compilers-- they generate tokenized interpreted code,
    which is closely related to the original source code and can be
    converted back to source code fairly readily. PowerBASIC has
    always been a true compiler, and produces executables that can't
    be converted back to anything resembling BASIC source code
    without absurd amounts of effort.

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  • Matthew Berg
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    I see you also cross-posted this message to the PB/CC forum. Just which compiler are you referring to?

    I hope the PB R&D guys make every effort to ensure that PB executables are not "decompilable" to basic source code.

    Happy typing!

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  • Paul Panks
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    Decompiler?

    Hi-

    I need to decompile a program I lost the source code to...

    Is there such a program? I mean, if it can compile a program, then why the heck can't it reverse the process?

    Regards,

    Dunric
    [email protected]

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