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no-std obfstr

Compiletime string constant obfuscation for Rust

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Compiletime string constant obfuscation for Rust.

The string constant itself is embedded in obfuscated form and deobfuscated locally. This reference to a temporary value must be used in the same statement it was generated. See the documentation for more advanced use cases.

If you're looking for obfuscating format strings (format!, println!, etc.) I have another crate fmtools with the optional dependency obfstr enabled to automatically apply string obfuscation to your formatting strings.


The obfstr! macro returns the deobfuscated string as a temporary value:

assert_eq!(obfstr::obfstr!("Hello 🌍"), "Hello 🌍");

The wide! macro provides compiletime utf16 string constants:

let expected = &['W' as u16, 'i' as u16, 'd' as u16, 'e' as u16, 0];
assert_eq!(obfstr::wide!("Wide\0"), expected);

The random! macro provides compiletime random values:

const RND: i32 = obfstr::random!(u8) as i32;
assert!(RND >= 0 && RND <= 255);

Compiletime random values are based on file!(), line!(), column!() and a fixed seed to ensure reproducibility. This fixed seed is stored as text in the environment variable OBFSTR_SEED and can be changed as desired.


Licensed under MIT License, see license.txt.


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