[thelist] Custom objects and performance in JavaScript

Matt Warden mwarden at gmail.com
Mon Nov 14 08:23:57 CST 2005

On 11/14/05, Tom Dell'Aringa <pixelmech at yahoo.com> wrote:
> var stateData = {
>         'colorado_image' : 'image.html',
>         'colorado_desc' : 'description.xml',
>         'scene2_image' : 'image2.html',
>         'scene2_desc' : 'description2.xml',
>         'scene3_image' : 'image3.html',
>         'scene3_desc' : 'description3.xml' };
> Is there a performance benefit/hit in using the object or is there basically no difference? If the
> data begins to grow to say 50-100 objects, what about then?

Object properties in JavaScript are implemented as hashes, anyway.
Additionally, even arrays are objects.

So, no, there's no difference.

Matt Warden
Miami University
Oxford, OH, USA

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