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merlyn wrote an interesting column that uses the classic Sieve of Eratosthenes for finding primes. It includes clever use of the vec operator. Omitting the print it finds all primes below 1 million in 10 seconds on a mediocre i386:
$ time perl -w use strict; my $UPPER = 1_000_000; my $sieve = ""; GUESS: for (my $guess = 2; $guess <= $UPPER; $guess++) { next GUESS if vec($sieve,$guess,1); #print "$guess\n"; for (my $mults = $guess * $guess; $mults <= $UPPER; $mults += $guess +) { vec($sieve,$mults,1) = 1; } } __END__ real 0m10.003s user 0m2.191s sys 0m0.003s
There's an interesting animation here that shows how the algorithm works.

See also Math::Prime::XS.


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