A while back I saw a documentary about fractals. I was amazed by how simple the algorithm required to generate them are, so I decided to try to make one myself using flash.
Today, all of a sudden, I got the idea to port that code to haxe, just to see if there were any noticeable difference in performance.
And yes, there’s a huge difference. In haxe, the fractal is generated in slightly less than half the time compared to AS3. And the color cycling animation I made runs almost three times as fast in haxe on my 2.66 Ghz core 2 duo MacBook. That is pretty awesome.
See for yourself:
And if you want to peek at the source code, you can grab it here.