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Re: CVS commit: src/games/factor

Joerg Sonnenberger <> writes:

> On Sat, May 15, 2010 at 09:44:34PM +0000, David Holland wrote:
>> On Sat, May 15, 2010 at 09:22:39PM +0000, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
>>  > Modified Files:
>>  >   src/games/factor: factor.6 factor.c
>>  > 
>>  > Log Message:
>>  > Follow the Fundamental Theory of Algebra. Disallow factorising of
>>  > numbers less than 2 as it is not
>>  > - naturally unique (negative numbers)
>>  > - finite (0)
>>  > - non-empty (1)
>>  > 
>>  > Discussed with the kristaps and wiz
>> Did you bother to read tech-userlevel before doing this?
> Yes and it was quite interesting.

I don't like your single-handed decision, referring to wiz or kristaps
doesn't make honour to any of them (did Thomas present any arguments in
public at all?). Essentially, you're using force of first-hand attack to
resolve dispute in your favour.

All three of your arguments in commit log are simply wrong, I pointed
you to that but you ignored it.

Please, back it out and present what you refer to as "Fundamental Theory
of Algebra" on tech-userlevel. I don't believe it exists, and if you
want it to be taken as argument, present overview of text books where
it is discussed rather than given as a matter of fact.

We diverge in approaches to libm validation and verification already,
and I don't want to trash numeric stuff just because of your attitude
to act ignoring anyone else.


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