Historical ResultsBased on (3) saved test runs, The test labeled "date()" was (on average) the faster by 0.0014 seconds, (0.230% faster)
The date() test took 0.6119 seconds.
The strftime() test took 0.6133 seconds.
Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 126,591 loops for a total of 2,531,820 runs.
- Line execution difference (0.000001) milliseconds.
- Avg difference (0.000) milliseconds per 126,591 loops.
- Total difference 1.41 milliseconds for 2,531,820 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, "date()", was:
for ($i = 0; $i < 100; $i++) $GLOBALS['dummy'] = date('Y-m-d \\a\\t H:i:s', $GLOBALS['t']);
The second test, "strftime()", was:
for ($i = 0; $i < 100; $i++) $GLOBALS['dummy'] = strftime('%Y-%m-%d at %H:%M:%S', $GLOBALS['t']);