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Re: more about proc

From: Roland McGrath
Subject: Re: more about proc
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2001 04:43:34 -0400 (EDT)

> Is there any good reason why primes are generated at run time?
> Wouldn't it be good enough to have a fix (or automatically generated
> at compile time) list of primes close to 2^i (say, 30 primes) or
> 2^(i/2) (about 60) if you want smaller steps?

Yes, that would be fine.  The only reason for the current scheme is that
Thomas thought he was being clever.

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