Result: DiscardedThe test labeled "time()" was the faster by 0.0964 seconds, (8.405% faster)
The time() test took 1.0507 seconds.
The strtotime('now') test took 1.1471 seconds.
Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 268,995 loops for a total of 5,379,900 runs.
- Line execution difference (0.000018) milliseconds.
- Avg difference (4.821) milliseconds per 268,995 loops.
- Total difference 96.41 milliseconds for 5,379,900 loops
The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (4.9217) milliseconds and Code 2 was (8.4032) 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');