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Old 2016-04-28, 06:37   #5
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From undoc.txt :
"The program used to do factoring and P-1 testing on exponents even if
they were not the first entry in worktodo.txt. The rationale was that
if the number had a factor, the server could be contacted and another
exponent reserved. This avoids the possible scenario where the LL test
for the first worktodo.txt line completes, a factor is quickly found for
the second line in worktodo.txt and the computer now sits idle until
the server can be contacted. This behavior was confusing, especially
to newcomers. To restore this old behavior add this line to prime.txt:
One added benefit is time estimates in Test/Status will be more accurate
because we'll know no factors will be found and the LL test must be run."

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