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RE: The sad state of Perl documentation

by gumpu (Friar)
on Sep 14, 2000 at 17:56 UTC ( #32459=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to The sad state of Perl documentation

Postscript?! Until starting university, I had not encountered files in Postscript format before (I had heard of it, but not encountered). It seems to be a very common thing on UNIX platforms.

To put things in perspective. Postscript is not such on odd format. Pdf is basicially a souped-up form of postscript. Furthermore a lot of printer use postscript. A lot of programs can generate postscript, even on Win32 (for instance Word, IE). There is also a free postscript viewer (Ghostscript), this also runs on Win32.

Also, while pdf is nice (seach and hyperlinks are useful) it is also a proprietary format, the readers are free, but you have to pay money for the distiller.

Have Fun


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Postscript (RE: The sad state of Perl documentation)
by tye (Cardinal) on Sep 14, 2000 at 19:11 UTC

    And besides Postscript is a cool programming language! I haven't written any programs in Postscript in a while, though. Using Perl to generating Postscript for drawing complex, detailed graphs with lots of labels (basically maps) was pretty easy (no modules involved, I don't think there were Postscript modules way back then) and let me view and print the graphs lots of places. But the world has change a lot since then...

            - tye (but my friends call me "Tye")

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