[luatex] Lua is removing hyperbolic functions

Dirk Laurie dirk.laurie at gmail.com
Fri Jul 18 19:27:14 CEST 2014

2014-07-18 3:25 GMT+02:00 Reinhard Kotucha <reinhard.kotucha at web.de>:

> But I'm wondering why one wants to remove the hyperbolic functions at
> all.  Don't they work properly?  If the sole purpose is to make the
> math library as small as possible, I think that it's better to disable
> the code instead of removing it.  What I have in mind is something
> like "#ifdef HYPERBOLIC" or similar.  The code can be re-activated
> easily then.  Or are the hyperbolic functions too hard to maintain?

Roberto Ierusalimschy has given two reasons.

1. "I must confess that I did an entire course of Eletrical Engineering
and have no recollection of ever met them."

2. "In other words, the main reason for removing those functions were not
to gain 500 bytes, but to increase conceptual integrity."

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