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 0.027 seconds, (2.688% faster)

(string) 100%
"$string" 97.312%

The (string) test took 0.978 seconds.
The "$string" test took 1.005 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 229,730 loops for a total of 4,594,600 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000006) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (1.350) milliseconds per 229,730 loops.
  • Total difference 27.01 milliseconds for 4,594,600 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (7.0041) milliseconds and Code 2 was (8.5539) 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 (