Fwd: Sieve of Eratosthenes

Gil Egozi gil.egozi at gmail.com
Tue Oct 10 03:01:26 UTC 2006

 I am resending this since i wan't a member, and the message is still
somewhere in moderation-land.

 after looking at Ramon's version i noticed the java version isn't returning
the primes, so we can remove the last select:
this cuts time in half down close to: 500

    "generates primes up to self, educational algorithm, not for
production use"
    | primes |
    primes := ByteArray new: self.
    2 to: self do: [:each |
        (primes at: each) = 0 ifTrue: [each + each to: self
            by: each do: [:notPrime |
                        primes at: notPrime put: 1]]].

SmalltalkImage current snapshot: true andQuit: false
Smalltalk garbageCollect.
Smalltalk garbageCollect.
Smalltalk garbageCollect. "force full garbage collect"
Time millisecondsToRun: [1000000 sieveOfEratosthenes].


Many people would sooner die than think; In fact, they do so.
-- Bertrand Russell
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