selector vs find

JavaScript performance comparison

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Preparation code

<script src="https://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1/jquery.min.js"></script>
<div>stuff</div><div>stuff</div><div>stuff</div><div>stuff</div><div>stuff</div><div>stuff</div><div>stuff</div><div>stuff</div><div>stuff</div><div>stuff</div><div>stuff</div><div>stuff</div>
<div class="div1"><span>stuff</span><span>stuff</span><span>stuff</span><span>stuff</span><span>stuff</span><span>stuff</span><span>stuff</span><span>stuff</span><span>stuff</span><h1>H1</h1><span>stuff</span><span>stuff</span><span>stuff</span><span>stuff</span><span>stuff</span><span>stuff</span><h2>h2</h1></div><div>stuff</div><div>stuff</div><div>stuff</div><div>stuff</div><div>stuff</div><div>stuff</div><div>stuff</div><div>stuff</div><div>stuff</div><div>stuff</div>
      
<script>
Benchmark.prototype.setup = function() {
  var cache = $(".div1");

};
</script>

Preparation code output

<div>stuff</div><div>stuff</div><div>stuff</div><div>stuff</div><div>stuff</div><div>stuff</div><div>stuff</div><div>stuff</div><div>stuff</div><div>stuff</div><div>stuff</div><div>stuff</div> <div class="div1"><span>stuff</span><span>stuff</span><span>stuff</span><span>stuff</span><span>stuff</span><span>stuff</span><span>stuff</span><span>stuff</span><span>stuff</span><h1>H1</h1><span>stuff</span><span>stuff</span><span>stuff</span><span>stuff</span><span>stuff</span><span>stuff</span><h2>h2</h1></div><div>stuff</div><div>stuff</div><div>stuff</div><div>stuff</div><div>stuff</div><div>stuff</div><div>stuff</div><div>stuff</div><div>stuff</div><div>stuff</div>

Test runner

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Testing in CCBot 2.0.0 / Other 0.0.0
Test Ops/sec
selector
$(".div1 h2, .div1 h3")
pending…
find
$(".div1").find("h2, h3")
pending…
context
$("h2, h3", $(".div1"))
pending…
find cache
cache.find("h2, h3")
pending…
speed find
$.find("h2, h3")
pending…
indirect selector
$("h2, h3")
pending…

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