PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: set duplicates vs. !isset

This checks the cost of writing vs. the cost of checking if you're already written - for values that commonly overlap.

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Result: Discarded

The test labeled "set" was the faster by 0.0341 seconds, (4.561% faster)

set 100%
!isset() 95.439%

The set test took 0.7132 seconds.
The !isset() test took 0.7473 seconds.

Nitty-Gritty

Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 165,700 loops for a total of 3,314,000 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000010) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (1.704) milliseconds per 165,700 loops.
  • Total difference 34.08 milliseconds for 3,314,000 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (1.9457) milliseconds and Code 2 was (2.6947) milliseconds. The lower and the closer together there values are the more accurate the results are.

Code

The first test, "set", was:

$array = array();
for ($n = 0; $n < 100; $n++)
{
	$k = floor($n / 12);
	$array[$k] = $n + 42;
}

The second test, "!isset()", was:

$array = array();
for ($n = 0; $n < 100; $n++)
{
	$k = floor($n / 12);
	if (!isset($array[$k]))
		$array[$k] = $n + 42;
}

Running: Linux (x86_64:1 GB) PHP (7.2.15-1+ubuntu16.04.1+deb.sury.org+1)