jQuery.fn.each vs. jQuery.fn.quickEach vs Ext.each

JavaScript performance comparison

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Info

The quickEach method will pass a non-unique jQuery instance to the callback meaning that there will be no need to instantiate a fresh jQuery instance on each iteration. Most of the slow-down inherent in jQuery’s native iterator method (each) is the constant need to have access to jQuery’s methods, and so most developers see constructing multiple instances as no issue… A better approach would be quickEach.

This Revision also compares against the Ext-Core library.

Preparation code

<script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.5.2/jquery.min.js">
</script>
<script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/ext-core/3.1.0/ext-core.js">
</script>
<script>
  var a = $('<div/>').append(Array(100).join('<a></a>')).find('a');
  // we need a real JavaScript array for the Ext-Core test
  var b = a.toArray();
 
  jQuery.fn.quickEach = (function() {
    var jq = jQuery([1]);
    return function(c) {
      var i = -1,
          el, len = this.length;
      try {
        while (++i < len && (el = jq[0] = this[i]) && c.call(jq, i, el) !== false);
      } catch (e) {
        delete jq[0];
        throw e;
      }
      delete jq[0];
      return this;
    };
  }());
</script>

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Test Ops/sec
.each()
a.each(function() {
  $(this).addClass('test');
});
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.quickEach()
a.quickEach(function() {
  this.addClass('test'); // jQuery object
});
pending…
Ext.each()
Ext.each(b, function(item) {
  Ext.fly(item).addClass('test'); // Ext.Element
});
pending…
.addClass()
a.addClass('nano');
pending…
Ext.addClass()
Ext.select(b).addClass('nano');
pending…

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