Yes, in some subjects, conventions are adopted in those subjects. The practitioners know the convention. Good for them. That doesn't in any way change the fact that 0^0 is undefined.
There is no controversy. All the posts to all the listservers don't change that.
R. H. Lewis Fordham University
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