Dan Christensen <Dan_Christensen@sympatico.ca> wrote in news:email@example.com:
> There is no logically compelling reason to assume that 0^0=1.
Some people are not compelled by logic. But mathematicians are. Defining 0^0=1 preserves the exponent rules. That's a compelling reason and it's logical. It's logical because it extends the definition of exponents in such a way that the exponent rules still work, even if you put in zeros.
So...it's the exact opposite of all your dreck. Which makes no logical sense at all