assert vs throw

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Does assert(!err, "setup failure"); perform better or worse than if (err) throw (err);?

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assert
var rand = Math.random();
var error = rand > 0.5 ? new Error('this is a random number ' + rand) : false;
try {
  assert(!error, 'assertion failed');
} catch (e) {}
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if (error) throw (error)
var rand = Math.random();
var error = rand > 0.5 ? new Error('this is a random number ' + rand) : false;
try {
  if (error) {
    throw (error);
  };
} catch (e) {}
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