exec() vs match() vs test() vs search() vs indexOf()

JavaScript performance comparison

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Tests to determine which function is faster for detecting whether a string matches a regex pattern.

Preparation code

 
<script>
Benchmark.prototype.setup = function() {
    var abcRegex = /abc/;
};
</script>

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exec()
if (abcRegex.exec("xxxxxxxxxabcxxxxxxabcxx") !== null) {
 // String matches regex
}
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match()
if ("xxxxxxxxxabcxxxxxxabcxx".match(abcRegex) !== null) {
 // String matches regex
}
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test()
if (abcRegex.test("xxxxxxxxxabcxxxxxxabcxx") !== false) {
 // String matches regex
}
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search()
if (("xxxxxxxxxabcxxxxxxabcxx").search(abcRegex) !== -1) {
 // String matches regex
}
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indexOf()
if ("xxxxxxxxxabcxxxxxxabcxx".indexOf("abc") !== -1) {
 // String matches regex
}
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match()
if ("xxxxxxxxxabcxxxxxxabcxx".match("abc") ) {
 // String matches regex
}
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