Historical ResultsBased on (3) saved test runs, The test labeled "strtotime('now')" was (on average) the faster by 0.0104 seconds, (1.049% faster)
The strtotime('now') test took 0.9764 seconds.
The time() test took 0.9868 seconds.
Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 232,019 loops for a total of 4,640,373 runs.
- Line execution difference (0.000002) milliseconds.
- Avg difference (0.000) milliseconds per 232,019 loops.
- Total difference 10.35 milliseconds for 4,640,373 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, "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');