PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: error_reporting(0) vs. @

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Result: Discarded

The test labeled "@ (shut up)" was the faster by 0.0687 seconds, (4.924% faster)

@ (shut up) 100%
error_reporting(0) 95.076%

The @ (shut up) test took 1.3272 seconds.
The error_reporting(0) test took 1.3959 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 280,180 loops for a total of 5,603,600 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000012) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (3.437) milliseconds per 280,180 loops.
  • Total difference 68.73 milliseconds for 5,603,600 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (10.8859) milliseconds and Code 2 was (16.1273) milliseconds. The lower and the closer together there values are the more accurate the results are.


The first test, "@ (shut up)", was:

$temp = 0;
$GLOBALS['dummy'] = $temp;

The second test, "error_reporting(0)", was:

$temp = error_reporting(0);

Running: Linux (x86_64:1 GB) PHP (