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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • There's a very old joke about Mathematicians v. Engineers and prime numbers:
    Two students, a math major and an engineering major, are asked to generate a sequence of prime numbers.

    The math major draws out a sieve of Eratosthenes and slowly gets the sequence 2 3 5 7...

    The engineering major calculates the first few primes and extrapolates the rest: 2 3 5 7 9 11 13 15...

    :-)
    • The way I heard it, there was also a physicist, who piped up between the mathematician and the engineer. Her sequence went:

      2 is prime
      3 is prime
      5 is prime
      7 is prime
      9 is, erm, an experimental error
      11 is prime...