[Haskell-cafe] Looking for the fastest Haskell primes algorithm
Dan Weston
westondan at imageworks.com
Thu Apr 16 22:42:36 EDT 2009
Unless primesUpTo n goes from highest to lowest prime (ending in 2), I
don't see how sharing is possible (in either space or time) between
primesUpTo for different n.
Is it intended that the primes should therefore be listed in descending
order?
ajb at spamcop.net wrote:
> primes :: [Integer]
>
> isn't as useful as you might think for a library, because it must, by
> definition, leak an uncontrolled amount of memory. This:
>
> primesUpTo :: Integer -> [Integer]
>
> is a better interface in that respect.
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