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Why does the Dock executibleexecutable not yield any useful `strings`strings, unlike other OS X apps?

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Why does the Dock executible not yield any useful `strings` unlike other OS X apps?

When I run the strings command on the executable file in most OS X apps (•.app/Contents/MacOS/•), I get a list of routine names, possible hidden preferences, etc. When I run the command on the Dock executable, I get garbage. What makes the Dock executable different from most other Mac programs?