cloning an object

JavaScript performance comparison

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Info

There is no quick and easy facility for cloning an object, Some people recommend using JQuery.extend others JSON.parse/stringify

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/122102/what-is-the-most-efficient-way-to-clone-a-javascript-object

If you want the fastest possible clone function. I would personally anticipate the data structure of your object and write a custom clone to handle it.

Preparation code

<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/angularjs/1.4.3/angular.min.js"></script>
<script>
Benchmark.prototype.setup = function() {
    var oldObject = {
      a: 1,
      b: 2,
      c: 3,
      d: 4,
      e: 5,
      f: function() {
        return 6;
      },
      g: [7, 8, 9],
      h: 'Test string',
      i: {a: {b: {c: [], d:'test object'}}},
      z: 'very long test string: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliquyam erat, sed diam voluptua. At vero eos et accusam et justo duo dolores et ea rebum. Stet clita kasd gubergren, no sea takimata sanctus est Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore magna aliquyam erat, sed diam voluptua. At vero eos et accusam et justo duo dolores et ea rebum. Stet clita kasd gubergren, no sea takimata sanctus est Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet'
    };
   
   
    function clone(obj) {
      var target = {};
      for (var i in obj) {
        if (obj.hasOwnProperty(i)) {
          target[i] = obj[i];
        }
      }
      return target;
    }
   
    Object.defineProperties(Object, {
      'extend': {
        'configurable': true,
        'enumerable': false,
        'value': function extend(what, wit) {
          var extObj, witKeys = Object.keys(wit);
   
          extObj = Object.keys(what).length ? Object.clone(what) : {};
   
          witKeys.forEach(function(key) {
            Object.defineProperty(extObj, key, Object.getOwnPropertyDescriptor(wit, key));
          });
   
          return extObj;
        },
        'writable': true
      },
      'clone': {
        'configurable': true,
        'enumerable': false,
        'value': function clone(obj) {
          return Object.extend({}, obj);
        },
        'writable': true
      }
    });
};
</script>

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Test Ops/sec
jQuery.extend() deep
var newObject = jQuery.extend(true, {}, oldObject);
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JSON stringify/parse
var newObject = JSON.parse(JSON.stringify(oldObject));
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jQuery.extend()
var newObject = jQuery.extend({}, oldObject);
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clone function
var newObject = clone(oldObject);
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ES5 Object.clone
var newObject = Object.clone(oldObject);
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ES6 Object.extend
var newObject = Object.extend({}, oldObject)
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angular copy
var newObject = angular.copy(oldObject);
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ES6 Object.assign
var newObject = Object.assign({}, oldObject);
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