This programming language may be used to instruct a computer to perform a task.
PostScript originated as a printer definition language invented by the founders of Adobe. The language was necessitated by the increasing demands of printing and rendering jobs on the computers of the 1970s. These tasks were therefore pushed to the printers themselves, with the result that printers now had chips and built in interpreters for PostScript. With the growth of printing complexity, some printers ended up having even more powerful processors than the master systems themselves.
Although now almost displaced by the Portable Document Format (PDF), also developed by Adobe, PostScript's USP lies in it's being a Turing complete language with support for the basic data types and fundamental structures and concepts of Computer Science. Many interpreters and viewers of PostScript are available, some even for free. Although primarily a language suited for 2D graphics, PostScript is complete as a language and able to handle normal computation tasks.
(does "USP" mean "unique selling proposition"?)
- Ghostscript opensource postscript interpreter with a lot of extensions.
- Owen Densmore, Object-Oriented Programming in NeWS, describes the use of dictionaries for implementing single- and multiple-inheritance.
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