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 0.0087 seconds, (1.809% faster)

commas 100%
sprintf() 98.191%

The commas test took 0.4745 seconds.
The sprintf() test took 0.4833 seconds.

Nitty-Gritty

Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 123,871 loops for a total of 2,477,420 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000004) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (0.437) milliseconds per 123,871 loops.
  • Total difference 8.74 milliseconds for 2,477,420 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (1.0535) milliseconds and Code 2 was (1.5369) milliseconds. The lower and the closer together there values are the more accurate the results are.

Code

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 (7.2.19-1+ubuntu16.04.1+deb.sury.org+1)