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Re: CVS commit: src/games/factor
On May 18, 2010, at 12:50 26PM, Aleksej Saushev wrote:
> Kristaps Dzonsons <kristaps%bsd.lv@localhost> writes:
>>> You have never given neither definition nor rationale for it except
>>> references to some unknown authority, everything you have done so far is
>>> you have shown your faithful commitment into what you were told ex cathedra.
>>> I repeat once again, bring definition _and_ rationale behind it, definition
>>> without rationale isn't what we talked here before you single-handedly
>>> decided to coerce everyone to accept your point of view using advantage
>>> of the first move.
>> Aleksej, Joerg is correct by definition. It's as simple as
>> that. 0 and 1 are not prime. Full-stop.
> Kristaps, Joerg is incorrect by definition. It is as simple as that.
> 0 and 1 are prime. Full-stop.
From "An Introduction to the Theory of Numbers", by Niven, Zuckerman, and
Montgomery, Fifth Edition, 1991:
An integer p > 1 is called a prime number, or a prime, in case there is
no divisor d of p satisfying 1 < d < p.
Knuth, Vol. 2, Third Edition, implicitly says that 1 is not a prime.
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb
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