PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: list vs. [0]

These tests use an array with many values in it.

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Result: Discarded

The test labeled "$array[0]" was the faster by 0.0042 seconds, (0.697% faster)

$array[0] 100%
list ($v) = 99.303%

The $array[0] test took 0.5981 seconds.
The list ($v) = test took 0.6023 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 144,706 loops for a total of 2,894,120 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000001) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (0.210) milliseconds per 144,706 loops.
  • Total difference 4.20 milliseconds for 2,894,120 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (1.2875) milliseconds and Code 2 was (1.1206) milliseconds. The lower and the closer together there values are the more accurate the results are.


The first test, "list ($v) =", was:

list ($v) = $GLOBALS['array'];

The second test, "$array[0]", was:

$v = $GLOBALS['array'][0];

Running: Linux (x86_64:1 GB) PHP (