PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: array_walk vs. array_walk_recursive

Does the recursive variant have any benefit over rolling our own recursion?

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Result: Discarded

The test labeled "array_walk()" was the faster by 0.0186 seconds, (2.970% faster)

array_walk() 100%
array_walk_recursive() 97.03%

The array_walk() test took 0.6075 seconds.
The array_walk_recursive() test took 0.6261 seconds.

Nitty-Gritty

Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 142,264 loops for a total of 2,845,280 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000007) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (0.930) milliseconds per 142,264 loops.
  • Total difference 18.60 milliseconds for 2,845,280 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (2.7926) milliseconds and Code 2 was (4.2841) milliseconds. The lower and the closer together there values are the more accurate the results are.

Code

The first test, "array_walk()", was:

/*
function foo_manual(&$v)
{
	if (is_array($v))
		array_walk($v, 'foo_manual');
	else
		$v++;
}
*/

array_walk($GLOBALS['dummy'], 'foo_manual');

The second test, "array_walk_recursive()", was:

/*
function foo_auto(&$v)
{
	$v++;
}
*/

array_walk_recursive($GLOBALS['dummy'], 'foo_auto');

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