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

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

Preparation code

<script>
var regex = /\/[\d\w]+\/arguments\/[\d\w]+\/reports\/[\d\w]+\/comments\/[\d\w]+\/vote$/;
var str = '/bushtaxcuts/arguments/5EfVm/reports/9oJHN/comments/09iK2/vote';
</script>

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Test Ops/sec
exec()
if (regex.exec(str) !== null) {
 // String matches regex
}
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match()
if (str.match(regex) !== null) {
 // String matches regex
}
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test()
if (regex.test(str) !== false) {
 // String matches regex
}
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search()
if (str.search(regex) !== -1) {
 // String matches regex
}
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