[Haskell-cafe] creating graphics the functional way

Conal Elliott conal at conal.net
Tue Aug 7 22:03:56 EDT 2007

I agree with Jon.  And hardware acceleration is in tension with the
generality of the extreme generality of formulating images as general
(computable) functions on space (and hence arbitrary non-linear
transformations, etc).

*Unless*, you abandon the traditional acceleration of a fixed set of 2D (or
3D) primitives and transformations and instead compile into graphics
processor code as in http://conal.net/Vertigo.

BTW, I'd love to find one or more enthusiastic collaborators to help create
and release open-source, cross-platform, and successors to Pan & Vertigo.
Anyone interested?

  - Conal

On 8/7/07, Jon Harrop <jon at ffconsultancy.com> wrote:
> On Tuesday 07 August 2007 21:22:00 Frank Buss wrote:
> > I assume to make it fast, a good idea would be to cache some
> calculations...
> If you want to make it fast you should be using hardware acceleration.
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