Historical ResultsBased on (3) saved test runs, The test labeled "(array)" was (on average) the faster by 0.0145 seconds, (1.537% faster)
The (array) test took 0.931 seconds.
The is_array() ? x : array(x) test took 0.9455 seconds.
Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 233,125 loops for a total of 4,662,500 runs.
- Line execution difference (0.000003) milliseconds.
- Avg difference (0.000) milliseconds per 233,125 loops.
- Total difference 14.53 milliseconds for 4,662,500 loops
The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (0.0000) milliseconds and Code 2 was (0.0000) 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);