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Re: 0**0

by busunsl (Vicar)
on Jan 17, 2003 at 07:20 UTC ( #227621=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to 0**0

0**0 in maths is not defined, but it would be nice if it was 1.
I think Perl contributes to this.

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Re^2: 0**0
by Aristotle (Chancellor) on Jan 18, 2003 at 17:00 UTC
    Every math teacher and such I've run across in the past 7 or 8 years at least has told me that 0^0 was eventually defined as equal to 1.

    Makeshifts last the longest.

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[erix]: antisemitic && (pro-)russian. Makes sense :P
[shmem]: erix: what's antisemitic in there? Tell me.
[erix]: AngloZionist
[shmem]: and it is *not* pro-russian. It describes the western world.
[erix]: I'm not going to read it so I could be mistaken but it reeks of useful idiocy
[shmem]: AngloZionist is not an antisemitic term.
[shmem]: erix: be assured that we all are horribly mistaken, always. What would we write tests for, if not for that fact?
[shmem]: and then, audiatur et altera pars.
[erix]: and what's the "Vineyard"? Don't tell me it's doing supernatural stuff too.

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