Result: DiscardedThe test labeled "time()" was the faster by 0.0423 seconds, (4.010% faster)
The time() test took 1.0113 seconds.
The strtotime('now') test took 1.0535 seconds.
Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 248,625 loops for a total of 4,972,500 runs.
- Line execution difference (0.000008) milliseconds.
- Avg difference (2.113) milliseconds per 248,625 loops.
- Total difference 42.25 milliseconds for 4,972,500 loops
The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (4.9895) milliseconds and Code 2 was (5.9791) milliseconds. The lower and the closer together there values are the more accurate the results are.
The first test, "time()", was:
for ($i = 0; $i < 100; $i++) $GLOBALS['dummy'] = time();
The second test, "strtotime('now')", was:
for ($i = 0; $i < 100; $i++) $GLOBALS['dummy'] = strtotime('now');