PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: commas vs. sprintf on long strings

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Result: Discarded

The test labeled "commas" was the faster by 0.0332 seconds, (5.830% faster)

commas 100%
sprintf() 94.17%

The commas test took 0.5371 seconds.
The sprintf() test took 0.5703 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 136,433 loops for a total of 2,728,660 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000012) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (1.662) milliseconds per 136,433 loops.
  • Total difference 33.25 milliseconds for 2,728,660 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (4.0656) milliseconds and Code 2 was (6.3102) milliseconds. The lower and the closer together there values are the more accurate the results are.


The first test, "commas", was:

echo $GLOBALS['x'], ' test ', $GLOBALS['y'], $GLOBALS['z'], ' test ';

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

echo sprintf('%s test %s%s test ', $GLOBALS['x'], $GLOBALS['y'], $GLOBALS['z']);

Running: Linux (x86_64:1 GB) PHP (