regular expressions: search vs match

JavaScript performance comparison

Test case created by Bjorn Tipling

Preparation code


      
      <script>
Benchmark.prototype.setup = function() {
  var regexp = /foo bar/g,
  texts = [
    "nope this string has no results but its not even that long",
    "foo bar foo bar foo bar",
    "foobarfoobarfoobar",
    "foo asdfasdfasdf bar",
    "this string also has no results"
  ]

};
</script>

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Testing in CCBot 2.0.0 / Other 0.0.0
Test Ops/sec
search
texts.forEach(function (text) {
  var regexp = /foo bar/g;
  text.search(regexp);
});
pending…
match
texts.forEach(function (text) {
  var regexp = /foo bar/g;
  text.match(regexp);
});
pending…

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