PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: glob(no_sort) vs DirectoryIterator

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Result: Discarded

The test labeled "DirectoryIterator()" was the faster by 0.2401 seconds, (17.629% faster)

DirectoryIterator() 100%
glob(GLOB_NOSORT) 82.371%

The DirectoryIterator() test took 1.122 seconds.
The glob(GLOB_NOSORT) test took 1.3621 seconds.

Nitty-Gritty

Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 284,311 loops for a total of 5,686,220 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000042) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (12.007) milliseconds per 284,311 loops.
  • Total difference 240.14 milliseconds for 5,686,220 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (6.1776) milliseconds and Code 2 was (11.6872) milliseconds. The lower and the closer together there values are the more accurate the results are.

Code

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

$result = array();
foreach (new DirectoryIterator($GLOBALS['basedir'] . '/tests') as $file)
{
	if (!$file->isDot())
	    $result[] = $file->getFilename();
}

The second test, "glob(GLOB_NOSORT)", was:

$result = array();
foreach (glob($GLOBALS['basedir'] . '/tests/*', GLOB_NOSORT) as $file)
{
	if ($file !== '.' && $file !== '..')
		$result[] = $file;
}

Running: Linux (x86_64:1 GB) PHP (7.2.25-1+ubuntu16.04.1+deb.sury.org+1)