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Re^2: a close prime number

by water (Deacon)
on Feb 13, 2005 at 19:33 UTC ( #430615=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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in thread a close prime number

Your solution reminds me of me of a article currently referenced from the Joel on Software homepage, which talks about the the do-magic-here step.


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Re^3: a close prime number
by chromatic (Archbishop) on Feb 13, 2005 at 21:41 UTC

    I don't necessarily think of it as magic; I didn't know what the supplicant would consider a "close" number nor did I know which prime number finding algorithm he might find acceptable.

    It's not really a joke answer. It's how I would divide the problem if I were doing it.

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