Bill Allombert on Wed, 01 May 2013 19:29:49 +0200

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Re: Recovering partial factorizations when using trap() and alarm() to abort factorint()

On Wed, May 01, 2013 at 06:05:10PM +0100, Richard in Reading wrote:
> Thanks again Max!
> I saw that this was part of the code you posted but I didn't try it as I
> thought it was doing something completely different. If you're doing lots of
> factoring then factor(N,0) will presumably slow down a lot as the list of
> stored factors grows... 

For that reason factor_add_primes only keeps primes larger than 2^24.
This reduces the number of primes stored.

> I think I'm catching on to the way things are done
> round here... I presume if I change primelimit then the stored factors are
> forgotten and the memory is freed?

No. You have to do