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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • SICP is a terrific book - lav it !

    By the way, what you said about cosmic radiation is correct, and probabilistic primality testing algorithms are indeed used in practice. However, I believe there's some refinement of Fermat's theorem that suceeds on Carmichael's - maybe by detecting them, I don't quite remember.

    • You are correct. There is a refinement that handles Carmichaels correctly, but I don't recall what it is and I don't have the book handy. And yes, SICP is fantastic. Fortunately, everyone can visit the link I provided above and download a free copy :)

      • by ajtaylor (1283) on 2005.01.05 15:31 (#37264) Homepage Journal
        And there is also a series of lectures on video based on the first edition of the book. Very interesting stuff. http://swiss.csail.mit.edu/classes/6.001/abelson-sussman-lectures/
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        "Perl users are the Greatful Dead fans of computer science." --slashdot comment