PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: commas vs. sprintf on short strings

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Result: Discarded

The test labeled "commas" was the faster by 0.0419 seconds, (4.454% faster)

commas 100%
sprintf() 95.546%

The commas test took 0.8991 seconds.
The sprintf() test took 0.941 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 224,684 loops for a total of 4,493,680 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000009) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (2.095) milliseconds per 224,684 loops.
  • Total difference 41.91 milliseconds for 4,493,680 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (3.8188) milliseconds and Code 2 was (6.0414) 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 (