Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1999 07:46:23 -0400
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Subject: Re: "Secure" macro ?
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a macro can be 'decompiled' by running it with mprint turned on and also using
mfile to route mprint output to a file.
Paige Miller wrote:
> Jack Shoemaker wrote:
> > Jim,
> > I've done two things in the past. Neither is 100% secure, but depending
> > on your needs, maybe one will help.
> > 1) Compile macro and then just distribute the catalog which contains the
> > compiled macro.
> Why would compiling a macro be less than 100% secure. Could someone take
> the binary code that is stored in the catalog and de-compile it? I think
> not, other than perhaps someone at SAS Institute who developed the macro
> compiler in the first place. Please explain further. Thanks!
> Paige Miller