Dan Christensen <Dan_Christensen@sympatico.ca> wrote in news:firstname.lastname@example.org:
> Again, you can certainly define what I call exponent-like functions > that do assign a particular value to 0^0 -- actually ANY natural > number will do (see my previous postings here). That's the problem.
It's only a problem because you say "any". There are two sensible definitions. All the others, which you say are just as good, lead to contradictions. This is math. Contradictions simply won't cut it. If there is anything that anyone has to get over and deal with, it's you that has to come to grips with the plain fact that mathematics tolerates no contradictions.