Result: DiscardedThe test labeled "(array)" was the faster by 0.025 seconds, (3.877% faster)
The (array) test took 0.6191 seconds.
The is_array() ? x : array(x) test took 0.644 seconds.
Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 152,825 loops for a total of 3,056,500 runs.
- Line execution difference (0.000008) milliseconds.
- Avg difference (1.248) milliseconds per 152,825 loops.
- Total difference 24.97 milliseconds for 3,056,500 loops
The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (2.8635) milliseconds and Code 2 was (3.8277) milliseconds. The lower and the closer together there values are the more accurate the results are.
The first test, "(array)", was:
for ($j = 0; $j < 1000; $j++) $GLOBALS['dummy'] = (array) $j;
The second test, "is_array() ? x : array(x)", was:
for ($j = 0; $j < 1000; $j++) $GLOBALS['dummy'] = is_array($j) ? $j : array($j);