Affects Version/s: ODF 1.2 Part 2 CD 1
Fix Version/s: ODF 1.2 Part 2 CD 2
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Original author: Regina Henschel <email@example.com>
Original date: 2 Jan 2009 19:59:06 -0000
Original URL: http://lists.oasis-open.org/archives/office-comment/200901/msg00000.html
Dennis Hamilton, 2010-02-01:
This public comment notes that the cases for X=0 are problematic if the series specified a negative exponent for any term and also if the exponent 0 arises.
The current specification does not require or treat the exponents and the interval as integers. If non-integral values are permitted, there are additional problematic cases.
Although 0^0 = 1 is assumed by some practitioners, it is arguable that 0^0 is not mathematically determined. Since some spreadsheet programs already treat this as an error, it would seem prudent to continue to do so.