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Re: CVS commit: src/games/factor

On May 18, 2010, at 12:50 26PM, Aleksej Saushev wrote:

> Kristaps Dzonsons <> 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,

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