math/p5-Math-Trig port -- unnecessary?

Anton Berezin tobez at
Tue Apr 1 04:10:32 PST 2003

On Mon, Mar 31, 2003 at 10:09:04PM +0100, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> Dear porters,
> I noticed the presence of the math/p5-Math-Trig port containing
> version 0.02 of the module, dating back to 1997.  This was committed
> to cvs about two months ago, which strikes me as kind of odd, as
> Math::Trig is a standard module which has been bundled with the
> default perl install for all perl5 releases since at least
> perl-5.005_03. It's up to version 1.01 by now.  Compare:
> Seems a bit superfluous to me.  Is there some specific reason for
> having this port?

I don't see one.  The combination of Math::Trig and Math::Complex has
more functionality than this one even in 5.005_03.  I think this port
should be retired.

It's a short step from "rigor" to "rigor mortis". -- Chip Salzenberg

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