This is very true. Unfortunately, many of these module writers are taking a page from Boonex themselves, since there are a few lines of the Core Dolphin code that are (although not encrypted) obfuscated by Base64 encoding. (Lines 137-139 of Design.inc.php). As a programmer, I understand the need for protecting ones code, but I too am against obfuscating "open-source" code to simply protect the Boonex footers from being removed. This is especially worrisome since the overhead hit that occurs see more whenever this code is run requires quite a few variables to be Base64 decoded as well as several virtual functions to be created, and executed. Since design.inc.php is loaded for every page, all of this obfuscation is slowing down every dolphin page that loads!
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