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I see, that makes sense.
Thanks for the quick reply.

From: Roberto Ierusalimschy <>
Sent: Monday, November 14, 2022 11:45 AM
To: Lua mailing list
Subject: Re: Question on replacing macros with static inline functions

> I noticed that Lua code sometimes uses macros where a static inline function
> would appear to work equally as well.
> [...]
> How interested would the Lua development team be in replacing such macros with
> functions in the future?

Inline functions is not present in C89, and Lua is (still) compatible
with C89.

-- Roberto