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Subject: Re: [office-formula] Constraints and infix ^


David A. Wheeler wrote:
> Rob Weir, regarding 0^0:
>> 1) If current ODF-supporting applications (OpenOffice, KSpread, Excel, 
>> Symphony, Gnumeric, Google Spreadsheets, etc.) agree on a value, then we 
>> should document it that way.
> I don't think there's agreement. OpenOffice3, and traditional math, say
> that 0^0 is 1.  Excel 2003 says 0^0 is an error.
>> 2) If there is no agreement in current spreadsheet usage, then indicate 
>> that it is "implementation-defined" or "undefined."
> I think we can be narrower than that.  Specifically, I think it can be
> implementation-defined, but only permit a narrow set of options (e.g., 1 or Error).
Err, if we say "implementation defined" isn't there a full stop at the 
end of that sentence?

Otherwise, we are contradicting ourselves by then proceeding to define it.


I really think Rob has the better position to just say "implementation 
defined" and then to let it alone.

Hope you are having a great day!


Patrick Durusau
Chair, V1 - US TAG to JTC 1/SC 34
Convener, JTC 1/SC 34/WG 3 (Topic Maps)
Editor, OpenDocument Format TC (OASIS), Project Editor ISO/IEC 26300
Co-Editor, ISO/IEC 13250-1, 13250-5 (Topic Maps)

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