At the Octave Developer’s Meeting today we decided on deprecating the Fortran-style exponent operator (
.**). All code should just use the
.^ operators for exponentiation. Deprecation starts in Octave 7 and the operators will be fully removed in Octave 9.
Initial check-in here announces the deprecation in the
NEWS file and replaces all instants of
** in the Octave code base with
^. See octave: cf60f8f636f6.