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Turing completeness and syntactic elegance; was Re (2): Proposal: Nesting SVG Graphics Elements

From: <peasthope@shaw.ca>
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2012 09:58:52 -0800
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From:	"David Dailey" <ddailey@zoominternet.net>
Date:	Thu, 29 Nov 2012 21:37:22 -0500
> I think at the core of the debate is what sort of a thing we want SVG to be.

A related question.  Two features of SVG and siblings are striking; 
absence of capability for calculation and clumsiness of syntax.  
In comparison, PostScript handles calculations nicely and syntax 
is elegant.  So I've always wondered about a language combining the 
capabilities of the Web markups with the syntactic elegance and 
Turing completeness of PostScript.  I guess the question has been 
discussed but I've never encountered a mention.

The above is slightly provocative, only for emphasis.

Regards,            ... Peter E.

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