Historical ResultsBased on (2) saved test runs, The test labeled "constants" was (on average) the faster by 0.0099 seconds, (1.235% faster)
The constants test took 0.7946 seconds.
The variables test took 0.8046 seconds.
Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 201,095 loops for a total of 4,021,890 runs.
- Line execution difference (0.000002) milliseconds.
- Avg difference (0.000) milliseconds per 201,095 loops.
- Total difference 9.94 milliseconds for 4,021,890 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, "constants", was:
$GLOBALS['test'] = CONSTANT + 1;
The second test, "variables", was:
$GLOBALS['test'] = $GLOBALS['CONSTANT'] + 1;