Function parameters vs Arguments object

JavaScript performance comparison

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Compare performance of using 'arguments' object or function parameters

Preparation code

Benchmark.prototype.setup = function() {
    argFunc = function() {
      this.a = arguments[0];
      this.b = arguments[1];
      this.c = arguments[2];
    paramFunc = function(aParam, bParam, cParam) {
      this.a = aParam;
      this.b = bParam;
      this.c = cParam;

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Test Ops/sec
Arguments object
new argFunc('ParamA', 77, true);
Function parameters
new paramFunc('ParamA', 77, true);

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valesek commented :

On my Mac with OS X 10.6 and firefox 24 are these results 1.test run Arguments object = 2,017,222 ±53.71% fastest Function parameters = 3,633,839 ±21.13% fastest

2.test run and next runs Arguments object = 4,050,744 ±4.26% fastest Function parameters = 4,025,548 ±4.07% fastest


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