PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: create_function vs. closure inside loop

Using create_function vs anonymous lambda function in a loop

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Result: Discarded

The test labeled "lambda" was the faster by 0.0046 seconds, (0.392% faster)

lambda 100%
create_function() 99.608%

The lambda test took 1.1579 seconds.
The create_function() test took 1.1624 seconds.

Nitty-Gritty

Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 253,011 loops for a total of 5,060,220 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000001) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (0.228) milliseconds per 253,011 loops.
  • Total difference 4.55 milliseconds for 5,060,220 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (10.1887) milliseconds and Code 2 was (12.5903) milliseconds. The lower and the closer together there values are the more accurate the results are.

Code

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

$a = $GLOBALS['a'];
for($i = 0; $i < 100; ++$i) {
	$callback = create_function('$n', 'return $n;');
	array_map($callback, $a);
}

The second test, "lambda", was:

$a = $GLOBALS['a'];
for($i = 0; $i < 100; ++$i) {
	$callback2 = function($n) { return $n; };
	array_map($callback2, $a);
}

Running: Linux (x86_64:1 GB) PHP (7.2.25-1+ubuntu16.04.1+deb.sury.org+1)