Historical ResultsBased on (1) saved test runs, The test labeled "non-referenced" was (on average) the faster by 0.0162 seconds, (1.997% faster)
The non-referenced test took 0.7929 seconds.
The referenced test took 0.809 seconds.
Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 217,970 loops for a total of 4,359,400 runs.
- Line execution difference (0.000004) milliseconds.
- Avg difference (0.000) milliseconds per 217,970 loops.
- Total difference 16.15 milliseconds for 4,359,400 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, "non-referenced", was:
foreach ($GLOBALS['dummy'] as $k => $v) $GLOBALS['dummy'][$k]++; unset($v);
The second test, "referenced", was:
foreach ($GLOBALS['dummy'] as $k => &$v) $v++; unset($v);