Packed vs. holey arrays

JavaScript performance comparison

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Preparation code

 
<script>
Benchmark.prototype.setup = function() {
    var packed_array = [0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10];
   
    var holey_array1 = [0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10];
    delete holey_array1[0];
   
    var holey_array2 = [0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10];
    holey_array2[13] = 0;
   
    var holey_array3 = [0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, /* hole */ , 10];
   
    var restored_array = [0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10];
    delete restored_array[0];
    restored_array[0] = 0;
   
    function packed_sum() {
      var sum = 0;
      for (var i = 0; i < packed_array.length; i++) {
        sum += packed_array[i];
      }
    }
   
    function holey_sum1() {
      var sum = 0;
      for (var i = 0; i < holey_array1.length; i++) {
        sum += holey_array1[i];
      }
    }
   
    function holey_sum2() {
      var sum = 0;
      for (var i = 0; i < holey_array2.length; i++) {
        sum += holey_array2[i];
      }
    }
   
    function holey_sum3() {
      var sum = 0;
      for (var i = 0; i < holey_array3.length; i++) {
        sum += holey_array3[i];
      }
    }
   
    function restored_sum() {
      var sum = 0;
      for (var i = 0; i < restored_array.length; i++) {
        sum += restored_array[i];
      }
    }
};
</script>

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Packed array sum
packed_sum();
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Holey array sum 1
holey_sum1();
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Holey array sum 2
holey_sum2();
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Holey array sum 3
holey_sum3();
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Restored Array Sum
restored_sum();
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