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Kudos to the Firefox 4 TraceMonkey team!

DelphiTools – I’ve been quite impressed with the JavaScript floating point performance in FireFox 4, which puts the Delphi compiler to shame. See for yourself this demo: Mandelbrot Set in HTML 5 Canvas I’ve made a version of the same code in Delphi XE (source + pre-compiled executable, 331 kB ZIP), and on my machine here, for the 480×480 resolution, where FireFox 4 gets the default view rendered in 124 ms, where the “regular” Delphi version, which is limited to the old FPU, takes about 200 ms… It takes manually SSE-enhanced Delphi code to get back on top with a 87 ms ...
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