PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: error_reporting(0) vs. @

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Historical Results

Based on (2) saved test runs, The test labeled "@ (shut up)" was (on average) the faster by 0.0253 seconds, (3.050% faster)

@ (shut up) 100%
error_reporting(0) 96.95%

The @ (shut up) test took 0.8032 seconds.
The error_reporting(0) test took 0.8285 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 203,741 loops for a total of 4,074,810 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000006) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (0.000) milliseconds per 203,741 loops.
  • Total difference 25.27 milliseconds for 4,074,810 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, "@ (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 (