For/While Loop vs indexOf

JavaScript performance comparison

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Preparation code

<script>
    var ar = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 9, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 9, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 9, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 9, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 9, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 9, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 9, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 9, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 9, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 9, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 9, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 9, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 9, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 9, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 9, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 9, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 9, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 9, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 9, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 9, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 9, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 9, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9];
 
 
  function indexOfFor(ar,v){
    for (var i = 0,l=ar.length; i < l; i++) {
     if (ar[i] === v) {
        return i;
      }
    }
    return -1;
  }
 
  function indexOfWhile(ar,v){
    var i=0,a;
    while (a=ar[i++]) {
     if (a === v) {
        return i-1;
      }
    }
    return -1;
  }
 
  function indexOf(ar,v){
    return ar.indexOf(v);
  }
</script>

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For loop
var a = indexOfFor(ar,40);
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While Loop
var a = indexOfWhile(ar,40);
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indexOf
var a = indexOf(ar,40);
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