Decompiling an exe

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    Decompiling an exe

    is there any way that an exe file can be decompiled so that the source code can be viewed? (im using C++ 6) thanks for any help.

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    this has been discussed several times here, search the forums:
    http://cboard.cprogramming.com/searc...der=descending

    the answer is: no, however, you can use a disassembler to get assembly code out of the exe.
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    C compilers are not supposed to retain source code within the executable unless otherwise instructed - a VB compiler would probably be set up that way by default (or so I've heard), making it easy to reassemble the actual program (variable names unchanged and all). So you have to either make your own tools or use something that's already out there (hint: search "dissasemble[r]").



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    there is one for java.
    it's called mocha .
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