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Polyglot 3: JavaScript

28 August 2004

[JavaScript] Third is JavaScript. JavaScript is great for what it is designed for: scripting the DOM within a web browser. It's also not bad as an HTML-generating server-side language (LiveWire). But it has got to be the stupidest possible language choice for generating and displaying images. It runs like a snail. However, the exercise of translating this application to JavaScript was quite helpful in that it forced me to really think about the algorithm's efficiency. A number of improvements have been made as a result.

This form launches a client-side implementation. The JavaScript source code is included in the resulting web page's HTML.

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