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 "list ($v) =" was the faster by 0.0311 seconds, (3.140% faster)

list ($v) = 100%
$array[0] 96.86%

The list ($v) = test took 0.9579 seconds.
The $array[0] test took 0.9889 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 229,573 loops for a total of 4,591,460 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000007) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (1.553) milliseconds per 229,573 loops.
  • Total difference 31.05 milliseconds for 4,591,460 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (4.4025) milliseconds and Code 2 was (5.8494) 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 (