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PostScript

since unknown year (earliest usage recorded on this site was 1985)

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coordt - 11 years
brucehoult - 33 years
AndyC - 28 years
growe - 28 years
boutell - 1 years
ndw - 24 years
whosaysni - 24 years
jtauber - 1 years
fdrake - 3 years
thraxil - 17 years
dl - 11 years
Kanru - 8 years
1985–
In my first job I needed to produce business graphics. There was an HP plotter driven by SAS but it was crap. We got the first Apple LaserWriter and hooked it to the Data General minicomputer and I wrote PoastScript by hand, and generated it from PL/I programs. I haven't stopped using it since -- still the best way to generate graphics on Linux and OSX.
1985–1995
1990–
I wouldn't say I've written entire programs in Postscript, but I have at some point got to the level where I could look through Postscript code and figure out what it was doing. These days it seems mainly to be a format for those caught in the Cretaceous Linux era.
1990–
I've only got a vague memory of doing this, but I did write a program that outputted postscript. Wish I could remember more.
1994
Wrote print drivers for receipts in Boutell.Com's order processing system. I shaved a fine yak in those days. (And credible alternatives were few, to be fair)
1994–
1994–
Was my precious drawing tool.
1996
1997–1999
Used this for printing from an (somewhat) early web browser, but still use a little from time to time for play projects.
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