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Re: CVS commit: src/games/factor

On Mon, May 17, 2010 at 12:47:53AM +0400, Aleksej Saushev wrote:
> Joerg Sonnenberger <> writes:
> > On Sun, May 16, 2010 at 08:12:57PM +0400, Aleksej Saushev wrote:
> >> I have spent several years studying math and I say that this approach is 
> >> wrong
> >> both in mathematical and procedural sense. It is perfectly valid to count 
> >> 0,
> >> +1 and -1 as prime numbers and thus factor any finite ones, it just 
> >> involves
> >> a bit more math than it is taught in school.
> >
> > Where? This is not about what is taught in school, but the generally
> > accepted definition of "prime".
> It is generally accepted that everything happens on the will of Allah,
> but we're not on theological dispute. What matters here is that you
> violate established procedures on disputed issues in case where it is
> more or less clear way how to resolve them. I find it bad attitude of yours
> that you:
> 1. "Fix" disputed issues before the dispute is resolved thus
> forcing others to follow "look, it's already there" approach.
> 2. "Fix" them contrary to what would be consensus.
> 3. Use arguments ex cathedra to support your actions without critically
> considering them.
> 4. Habitualy manage things this way.

You still have done nothing to support your argument. I am still waiting
to see any sort of authoritive reference why -1, 0 or 1 are primes or
why this numbers have a non-empty, finite, unique set of prime factors.
Ad hominem is not changing the lack of support.


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