PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: single class vs. associative arrays

This test creates objects or arrays, and fills them with equivalent data. The array is prefilled with nulls in attempt to be fair.

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Result: Saved

The test labeled "class" was the faster by 0.0257 seconds, (3.910% faster)

class 100%
arrays 96.09%

The class test took 0.631 seconds.
The arrays test took 0.6567 seconds.

Nitty-Gritty

Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 169,193 loops for a total of 3,383,860 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000008) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (1.284) milliseconds per 169,193 loops.
  • Total difference 25.68 milliseconds for 3,383,860 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (1.5535) milliseconds and Code 2 was (1.6353) milliseconds. The lower and the closer together there values are the more accurate the results are.

Code

The first test, "class", was:

/*
class TestClass
{
	var $x, $y, $z;
}
*/

$data = new TestClass();

$data->x = 'test';
$data->y = 1;
$data->z = 5.5;

The second test, "arrays", was:

$data = array(
	'x' => null,
	'y' => null,
	'z' => null,
);

$data['x'] = 'test';
$data['y'] = 1;
$data['z'] = 5.5;

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