PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: (string) vs. interpolate

Common from perl, many people use double quotes to force a string value.

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Result: Discarded

The test labeled ""$string"" was the faster by 0.0558 seconds, (4.817% faster)

"$string" 100%
(string) 95.183%

The "$string" test took 1.1019 seconds.
The (string) test took 1.1577 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 289,962 loops for a total of 5,799,240 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000010) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (2.788) milliseconds per 289,962 loops.
  • Total difference 55.77 milliseconds for 5,799,240 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (8.2956) milliseconds and Code 2 was (4.8231) milliseconds. The lower and the closer together there values are the more accurate the results are.


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

for ($j = 0; $j < 1000; $j++)
	$GLOBALS['dummy'] = (string) $j;

The second test, ""$string"", was:

for ($j = 0; $j < 1000; $j++)
	$GLOBALS['dummy'] = "$j";

Running: Linux (x86_64:1 GB) PHP (