clone v new

JavaScript performance comparison

Test case created by m

Preparation code

<script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1/jquery.min.js"></script>
 
<script>
Benchmark.prototype.setup = function() {
    var $template = $('<li />'),
    $li, i, n;
};
</script>

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Test Ops/sec
clone
for (i = 0, n = 10000; i < n; i += 1) {
$li = $template.clone();
}
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new
for (i = 0, n = 10000; i < n; i += 1) {
$li = $('<li />');
}
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