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David Megginson wrote:
> Because Postscript is a procedural language, there's inevitably going
> to be something you can do with it that you cannot do as efficiently
> (or at all) with a declarative language. Whatever that something is,
> I doubt it's worth the complexity tradeoff, but all the same, don't be
> surprised when someone pulls it out.
I once wrote filling-and-justification code in PostScript for a tech
manual authored in something like XML. It only worked because these
were little nuggets that by definition had to fit on a page. And it
sure made the printer run slow. But they looked great.
Cheers, Tim Bray
(ongoing fragmented essay: http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/)