Mocha (decompiler)

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Mocha (decompiler)
Original author(s) Hanpeter van Vliet
Developer(s) Hanpeter van Vliet
Initial release 1996
Discontinued beta 1 / June 16, 1996; 18 years ago (1996-06-16)
Development status Discontinued
Written in Java
Operating system Cross-platform
Platform Java virtual machine
Type decompiler
License freeware
Website www.brouhaha.com/~eric/software/mocha/

Mocha is a Java decompiler, which allows programmers to translate a program's bytecode into source code.

A beta version of Mocha was released in 1996, by Dutch developer Hanpeter van Vliet, alongside an obfuscator named Crema. A controversy erupted and he temporarily withdrew Mocha from public distribution.[1] As of 2009 the program is still available for distribution, and may be used freely as long as it is not modified. Borland's JBuilder includes a decompiler based on Mocha. Van Vliet's websites went offline as he died of cancer on December 31, 1996 at the age of 34.[2]

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