Note: This code is deprecated; it's been replaced by primebot which is more maintainable, and works on multiple social networks.
primes is a prime number calculator that uses twitter as its storage backend; you can follow @_primes_ to see the magic. It works as follows:
- Start up
- Fetch the most recently calculated prime from the Twitter feed.
- Calculate the next prime.
- Post if an hour has passed since the last posting. Wait if not.
- Steps 2–4 forever.
With the speed that the average machine can calculate prime numbers, it should be several decades before processor time becomes an issue.
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Copyright (c) 2014 Nathan Wittstock
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