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Old 2018-02-05, 21:04   #1408
James Heinrich
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"James Heinrich"
May 2004
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Ideally perhaps it should have been some flag to say that factoring stopped after the factor, and a different flag to say that the bitlevel was completed (and a lack of either flag would indicate status unknown), but it's not really a big problem since the new result line format was introduced with a certain version of mfaktc and mfakto, and only those programs use that particular result format, and so we can still be certain as to whether the bitlevel was completed or not. TF results from non-mfakt* programs (Prime95, etc) may be ambiguous as to whether the bitlevel was completed or not so we have to assume that it wasn't. These days I don't think it's a big deal since I presume the vast majority of TF is done with mfakt*

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