Nodelist to Array

JavaScript performance comparison

Revision 8 of this test case created by shimscharf

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Fastest method to convert short nodelist or other short array-like objects to an array

Preparation code

<div>
        <ul>
                <li id="item-2"><a href="#">item 1</a></li>
                <li id="item-1"><a href="#">item 2</a></li>
                <li id="item-3"><a href="#">item 3</a></li>
                <li id="item-3"><a href="#">item 4</a></li>
                <li id="item-3"><a href="#">item 5</a></li>
                <li id="item-3"><a href="#">item 6</a></li>
                <li id="item-3"><a href="#">item 7</a></li>
                <li id="item-3"><a href="#">item 8</a></li>
                <li id="item-3"><a href="#">item 9</a></li>
                <li id="item-3"><a href="#">item 10</a></li>
        </ul>
</div>
<script>
Benchmark.prototype.setup = function() {
    var nodes = document.getElementsByTagName('li');
    var emptyArr = [],
      existingArr = ['hello', 'world', 'how', 'are', 'you']
   
      function toArrayEmpty(obj) {
        obj = (len = obj.length) ? obj : [obj];
        arr = [];
        for (; len--; arr[len] = obj[len]);
        return arr;
   
      }
   
      function toArrayReverseForLoop(obj, arr) {
        obj = obj.length ? obj : [obj];
        var index = arr ? arr.length + obj.length : obj.length;
        var len = obj.length;
        arr = arr || [];
        for (; len-- && index--; arr[index] = obj[len]);
        return arr;
      }
   
      function toArrayPush(obj, arr) {
        arr = arr || [];
        for (var i = 0, len = obj.length; i < len; i++) {
          arr.push(obj[i])
        }
        return arr;
   
      }
    var cachedProtoPush = Array.prototype.push;
    var cachedProtoSlice = Array.prototype.slice;
};
</script>

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Test Ops/sec
FOR loop, Empty Array
toArrayEmpty(nodes);
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For Loop, Existing Array
toArrayReverseForLoop(nodes, existingArr);
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push, empty array
toArrayPush(nodes);
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Push, Existing array
toArrayPush(nodes, existingArr);
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Cached Push, Empty Array
cachedProtoPush.apply([], nodes);
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Cached Push, Existing Array
cachedProtoPush.apply(existingArr, nodes);
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Cached Slice, Empty Array
var arr = cachedProtoSlice.call(nodes);
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