null check vs. instanceof

JavaScript performance comparison

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Preparation code

 
<script>
Benchmark.prototype.setup = function() {
    var Cls = {
      _class: Boolean,
      fromURI1: function(uri) {
        var item = null;
        if (!item) return;
      },
      fromURI2: function(uri) {
        var item = null;
        if (!(item instanceof this._class)) return;
      }
    };
};
</script>

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empty check
Cls.fromURI1('hello');
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