The FAQ starts by stating 00
is what's known in calculus as an "indeterminate form", which makes sense for calculus, since xy
isn't continuous at x=0,y=0. It then goes on to say:
Other than the times when we want it to be indeterminate, 0^0 = 1 seems to be the most useful choice for 0^0 . This convention allows us to extend definitions in different areas of mathematics that would otherwise require treating 0 as a special case.
It then gives a list of reasons why 1 is such a good choice.
It does not mention any recent discussion.
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