[seqfan] Re: Missing word in A107978

Alonso Del Arte alonso.delarte at gmail.com
Fri May 21 04:45:46 CEST 2010

Once the OEIS wiki is fully functional I wouldn't think twice about
correcting something small like that. But right now I'm not sure it's urgent
enough to pile it on Neil's to-do list. However, if Jonathan or I or another
member of this list were to think of something else that ought to be added
to that sequence, then it would be worthwhile taking care of that missing
but generally unconsciously supplied word.


On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 8:57 PM, Marc LeBrun <mlb at well.com> wrote:

> 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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