PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: strftime vs. localtime

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The test labeled "strftime()" was the faster by 0.0202 seconds, (1.601% faster)

strftime() 100%
localtime() 98.399%

The strftime() test took 1.2427 seconds.
The localtime() test took 1.2629 seconds.

Nitty-Gritty

Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 282,444 loops for a total of 5,648,880 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000004) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (1.011) milliseconds per 282,444 loops.
  • Total difference 20.22 milliseconds for 5,648,880 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (8.8595) milliseconds and Code 2 was (8.9888) milliseconds. The lower and the closer together there values are the more accurate the results are.

Code

The first test, "strftime()", was:

for ($i = 0; $i < 100; $i++)
	$GLOBALS['dummy'] = (int) strftime('%d', $GLOBALS['t']);

The second test, "localtime()", was:

for ($i = 0; $i < 100; $i++)
{
	$temp = localtime($GLOBALS['t'], true);
	$GLOBALS['dummy'] = $temp['tm_mday'];
}

Running: Linux (x86_64:1 GB) PHP (7.2.34-21+ubuntu16.04.1+deb.sury.org+1)