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**To**:**tech-userlevel%NetBSD.org@localhost****Subject**:**Re: silly behavior of factor(6)****From**:**David Holland <dholland-tech%netbsd.org@localhost>**- Date: Sat, 15 May 2010 20:15:48 +0000

On Sat, May 15, 2010 at 03:58:32PM -0400, Christopher Berardi wrote: > > Specifically, I see four criteria: > > > > 1. The numbers printed, when multiplied together, should equal the > > input number. > > 2. The numbers printed should be uniquely determined. > > 3. The numbers printed should be prime except for special cases. > > 4. The numbers printed should be prime in the strictest sense. > > Perhaps I missed something in your analysis, but it seems like > criterion 3 and 4 are somewhat mutually exclusive. For how can > criterion 3 allow special cases if those special cases would then > violate criterion 4? Criterion 4 can be read as "there are no special cases"? -- David A. Holland dholland%netbsd.org@localhost

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