String prototype vs RegExp

JavaScript performance comparison

Test case created by Joshua Piccari

Preparation code

 
<script>
Benchmark.prototype.setup = function() {
    var htmlTag = '<span class="bench">mark</span>',
      regex = /<([^ ]+)/;
};
</script>

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String prototype methods
htmlTag.substring(1, htmlTag.indexOf(' '));
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RegExp
htmlTag.match(regex)[1];
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