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    This reminds me a lot of Casey Muratori’s blog. As kderbe of HackerNews states:

    Apparently, he was frustrated enough with CSS’s margins that he built a layout engine in C that calculates offsets for every piece of text in the page, then generates hundreds of lines of Javascript that apply fixed positioning to arrange the text.

    I wonder if this can be used to the same effect as well?

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      A couple of weeks ago in one of my responses in the “What are you doing this week?” thread, I’d asked about using something like CSS for non-web stuff. This looks like a pretty nice candidate for the layout portions and is definitely a lot simpler and more flexible than the layout system that we use currently.