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From J├╝rgen Schmidt <>
Subject Re: Calc behavior: result of 0 ^ 0
Date Mon, 11 Feb 2013 08:03:56 GMT
On 2/11/13 5:39 AM, Andrew Douglas Pitonyak wrote:
> On 02/10/2013 10:04 AM, Rory O'Farrell wrote:
>> My thinking is the Calc should return the mathematically correct answer.
> ODF standard defines what can be returned. If there is a single
> mathematically correct answer, I would expect the standard to define it.
> If the standard is wrong (like defining 1+1=3), then the standard should
> be changed.
> At the end of the day, it amuses me that the standard allows for three
> different values. 

that is indeed the most interesting thing of this whole thread.


I suppose that if the people writing the standard
> could not agree on a single answer, I doubt if you will receive a decent
> consensus here.
> I would find it a bit offensive if 0/0 returned 0 or 1 (not that it
> might not be occasionally useful). I can probably claim the same for 0^0.
> The fact that the standard does not take a stand leaves me a bit
> bewildered, but I can guess as to why.

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