PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: foreach $k => $dummy vs. array_keys

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Result: Discarded

The test labeled "array_keys()" was the faster by 0.0135 seconds, (2.420% faster)

array_keys() 100%
$k => $dummy 97.58%

The array_keys() test took 0.5448 seconds.
The $k => $dummy test took 0.5583 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 134,735 loops for a total of 2,694,700 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000005) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (0.676) milliseconds per 134,735 loops.
  • Total difference 13.51 milliseconds for 2,694,700 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (2.7436) milliseconds and Code 2 was (2.1604) milliseconds. The lower and the closer together there values are the more accurate the results are.


The first test, "$k => $dummy", was:

foreach ($GLOBALS['dummy'] as $k => $dummy)
	$k + 1;

The second test, "array_keys()", was:

foreach (array_keys($GLOBALS['dummy']) as $k)
	$k + 1;

Running: Linux (x86_64:1 GB) PHP (