Posts Tagged recursion

Recursion vs. Iteration

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Function calls in Flash are notoriously slow. Recursive algorithms require lots of function calls by definition. So are iterative versions faster? Today’s article explores whether or not it’s worth converting your recursive algorithm into an iterative one.

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Recursion Part 1: Limits

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Recursion is a commonly-used feature of many programming languages, including AS3. It’s useful for everything from trivial examples like computing the Fibonacci sequence all the way up to advanced sorting techniques like Quicksort and tree algorithms. This article is a first in a series all about recursion. Today we’ll see what kinds of limits the Flash Player puts on us as recursion-using AS3 developers.

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