PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: many create_function vs. eval

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Historical Results

Based on (1) saved test runs, The test labeled "eval()" was (on average) the faster by 0.0101 seconds, (1.123% faster)

eval() 100%
create_function() 98.877%

The eval() test took 0.8853 seconds.
The create_function() test took 0.8953 seconds.

Nitty-Gritty

Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 141,520 loops for a total of 2,830,400 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000004) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (0.000) milliseconds per 141,520 loops.
  • Total difference 10.05 milliseconds for 2,830,400 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.

Code

The first test, "eval()", was:

eval('
	$x = 0;
	$x += 5;

	if ($x >= 5)
		$x = 0;

	$x;
	$x;');

The second test, "create_function()", was:

$GLOBALS['dummy'] = create_function('', '
	$x = 0;
	$x += 5;

	if ($x >= 5)
		$x = 0;

	$x;
	$x;');
$GLOBALS['dummy']();

Running: Linux (x86_64:1 GB) PHP (7.2.19-1+ubuntu16.04.1+deb.sury.org+1)