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Old 07-02-2008, 10:01 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by Taylor514ce View Post
I agree that Adobe has gone PDF mad. Look at the confusing, hydra-headed "suite" of Acrobat products these days. And they completely abandoned the world's only true programming language PDL, PostScript, in favor of PDF, which is a "dumb" format... no programming logic possible. Unless you count JavaScript, which was shoved in there, along with movies and "external content".

PDF used to be nice and tidy, and a good idea. Now it's a monster.
What you say is true, the PostScript is a programming language and PDF is "dumb". However, it doesn't mean PostScript is magically better for everything. PDF is definitely much much better than PostScript in prepress. Its "inflexibility" is actually an advantage - e.g. you don't need to interpret the whole file to figure out the final page size or the colors used.
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