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2014-07-08 19:03 GMT+02:00 Tim Hill <>:

> I’m not sure I saw any good arguments for removal; the testing one is
> probably the closest but the very nature of these functions makes them very
> easy to test automatically, and presumably these tests were already in
> place. The only official argument I saw was that since C99 has lots of new
> functions, and they were not going to be supported, the hyperbolics should
> also be removed, which didn’t seem very logical to me.

I argued very strongly when removal was suggested, including an
analysis of reasons for and against, and also found no good reason
for removing them. But I have nothing further to add now. Roberto
wanted to remove them, Roberto has removed them. Roberto owns
Lua, it's his to do with as he pleases.