Author jdemeyer
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> I've noted before, e.g., that sticking to a prime eliminates a world of regular bit patterns in the multiplier.

Why do you think this? 0x1fffffffffffffff is prime :-)

Having regular bit patterns and being prime are independent properties.

To be clear: I don't have anything against picking a prime but we just shouldn't pretend that primes are important when they are not. That's all...
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