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Programming language
Paradigmmulti-paradigm: stack-based, procedural
Appeared in1982
Designed byJohn Warnock & Chuck Geschke
Software developerAdobe Systems
Stable releasePostScript 3 (1997)
Typing disciplinedynamic, strong
Major implementationsAdobe PostScript, TrueImage, Ghostscript, InterPress
Influenced byLisp


Uniform Typecom.adobe.postscript
OwnerAdobe Systems
Genreprinting file format
Extended ToEncapsulated PostScript

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PostScript (PS) is a dynamically typed concatenative programming language created by John Warnock and Charles Geschke in 1982. PostScript is best known for its use as a page description language in the electronic and desktop publishing areas. Adobe PostScript 3 is also the worldwide printing and imaging standard. Used by print service providers, publishers, corporations, and government agencies around the globe, Adobe PostScript enables reliable printing of visually rich documents.

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