*Accepted Paper*

**Inserted:** 20 aug 2012

**Last Updated:** 18 feb 2014

**Journal:** Quarterly Journal of Mathematics

**Year:** 2014

**Abstract:**

In the theory of complex valued functions of a complex variable arguably the first striking theorem is that pointwise differentiability implies $C^{\infty}$ regularity. As mentioned in Ahlfors's standard textbook there have been a number of studies proving this theorem without use of complex integration but at the cost of considerably more complexity. In this note we will use the theory of non-absolutely convergent integrals to firstly give a very short proof of this result without complex integration and secondly (in combination with some elements of the theory of elliptic regularity) provide a far reaching generalization.

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