Negative numbers can't be primes by definition
#4 [ruby-core:62465] Updated by ayumin (Ayumu AIZAWA) over 3 years ago
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#6 [ruby-core:62487] Updated by mame (Yusuke Endoh) over 3 years ago
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Read the rdoc carefully:
Returns true if +self+ is a prime number, false for a composite.
By definition, a composite number can be also a positive integer greater than 1.
1.prime? #=> false
0.prime? #=> false
(-1).prime? #=> false
looks all buggy (or undefined behavior) to me.
If we can change the spec, it would be good to raise an exception, return nil, or at least update the rdoc.
Anyway, the maintainer (Yugui) should treat this, I think.
Yusuke Endoh email@example.com
#7 [ruby-core:62517] Updated by ayumin (Ayumu AIZAWA) over 3 years ago
Your opinion seems right.
IMHO, I think Rdoc should be updated.
This method should evaluate the number is prime number or not.
It should not refer the number is composite number or not.
We may have to confirm Yugui's intention anyway.
Luckily I'm going to meet her on Wed, so I will ask her about this issue.
I will add information to NEWS, once change was accepted by Yugui.