Java 9 Obfuscators?

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at
Fri Sep 9 16:24:48 UTC 2016

On 09/09/2016 16:44, Eric Johnson wrote:

> Anyone aware of byte-code obfuscators already working with Java 9?
> How does modularization interact with obfuscation?
I haven't seen bytecode obfuscators in many years and don't know if 
anyone has tried one with 53.0 class files. However, if the tool is just 
renaming private or package-private methods then it should work as 
before. I could imagine a "module-aware" obfuscator having more freedom 
than before in that it could change public types in non-exported 
packages (it would need to be careful with any service providers in 
those packages of ourse). If you use one a regular basis then best to 
try it out and report back.


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