.on() vs. .bind() vs. .delegate(). vs. .native()

JavaScript performance comparison

Test case created by Simon Harte

Info

What event binding is the most efficient.

Preparation code

<a href="#"></a>
<script src="//ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1/jquery.min.js"></script>
 
<script>
Benchmark.prototype.setup = function() {
    var $link = $('a');
};
</script>

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Test Ops/sec
.on()
$link.on('click', function() {});
pending…
.bind()
$link.bind('click', function() {});
pending…
.delegate()
$(document).delegate($link, 'click', function() {});
pending…
.native()
$link.click(function() {});
pending…
.live()
$link.live('click', function() {});
pending…
.on() 2
$(document).on('click', $link, function() {});
pending…

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