Result: DiscardedThe test labeled "strtotime('now')" was the faster by 0.0256 seconds, (2.289% faster)
The strtotime('now') test took 1.0924 seconds.
The time() test took 1.118 seconds.
Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 273,645 loops for a total of 5,472,900 runs.
- Line execution difference (0.000005) milliseconds.
- Avg difference (1.280) milliseconds per 273,645 loops.
- Total difference 25.59 milliseconds for 5,472,900 loops
The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (6.9615) milliseconds and Code 2 was (5.5856) 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');