for in vs forEach

JavaScript performance comparison

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Is it faster to use the native forEach or just loop with for in?

Preparation code

<script>
  var i, values = [],
      sum = 0;
  for (i = 0; i < 10000; i++) {
   values[i] = i;
  }
 
  function add(val) {
   sum += val;
  }
</script>

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Testing in unknown unknown
Test Ops/sec
forEach
values.forEach(add);
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for loop, simple
for (i = 0; i < values.length; i++) {
  add(values[i]);
}
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for loop, cached length
var sum = 0;  
for (i = 0; i < values.length; i++) {
  sum += values[i];
}
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for loop, reverse
for (i = values.length - 1; i >= 0; i--) {
  add(values[i]);
}
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forEach more local
(function() {
  var sum = 0;
  values.forEach(function(val) {
    sum += val;
  });
})();
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for in
for (var i in values) {
  add(values[i]);
}
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