PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: commas vs. sprintf on short strings

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Historical Results

Based on (1) saved test runs, The test labeled "commas" was (on average) the faster by 0.0065 seconds, (1.189% faster)

commas 100%
sprintf() 98.811%

The commas test took 0.5417 seconds.
The sprintf() test took 0.5483 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 146,385 loops for a total of 2,927,700 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000002) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (0.000) milliseconds per 146,385 loops.
  • Total difference 6.52 milliseconds for 2,927,700 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (0.0000) milliseconds and Code 2 was (0.0000) 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 (