Originally Posted by Taylor514ce
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.