# User:WillNess

### From HaskellWiki

A perpetual Haskell newbie. I like *this one-liner*:

-- infinite folding idea due to Richard Bird -- double staged production idea due to Melissa O'Neill -- tree folding idea Dave Bayer / improved tree structure -- Heinrich Apfelmus / simplified formulation Will Ness primes = 2 : _Y ((3:) . gaps 5 . foldi (\(x:xs) -> (x:) . union xs) [] . map (\p-> [p*p, p*p+2*p..])) _Y g = g (_Y g) -- multistage production gaps k s@(c:t) -- == minus [k,k+2..] (c:t), k<=c, | k < c = k : gaps (k+2) s -- fused for better performance | otherwise = gaps (k+2) t -- k==c

`foldi`

is on Tree-like folds page. `union`

and more at Prime numbers.

The constructive definition of primes is the Sieve of Eratosthenes:

using standard definition

- . . . or, :) :) .

Trial division sieve is:

If you're put off by self-referentiality, just replace or on the right-hand side of equations with , but even ancient Greeks knew better.