[seqfan] Re: Missing word in A107978

Marc LeBrun mlb at well.com
Fri May 21 02:57:56 CEST 2010

It's good you converged on the side of saying something.  Now someone
(Jonathan? You?) should submit a comment correcting the existing Comment.

The oEis is an encyclopedia, and aspires to that standard.  I don't think
anyone should be inhibited about ensuring that the entries are completely
correct and clear.

Otherwise the quality could begin to slide down a slippery slope: letting +s
serve for -s, arcanely relying on knowledge that is well-known only to those
who know it well, and so on.

>="Alonso Del Arte" <alonso.delarte at gmail.com>

> I've been vacillating on whether to say anything regarding A107978: its
> comment reads "Every odd semiprime ... Products of two primes of the form
> 4n+3 are [not] to be confused with Gaussian Semiprimes in the complex plane
> ..." On the one hand I figure most people will understand "not to be
> confused" is meant; but on the other hand to a literalist this renders the
> entire sentence if not the entire comment wrong.
> Al
> P.S. By the way, this sequence came up when I searched for Hilbert primes
> that are composites among the general integers.
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