Result: DiscardedThe test labeled "strtotime('now')" was the faster by 0.014 seconds, (1.458% faster)
The strtotime('now') test took 0.9483 seconds.
The time() test took 0.9624 seconds.
Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 263,917 loops for a total of 5,278,340 runs.
- Line execution difference (0.000003) milliseconds.
- Avg difference (0.702) milliseconds per 263,917 loops.
- Total difference 14.03 milliseconds for 5,278,340 loops
The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (3.6504) milliseconds and Code 2 was (1.9459) 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');