PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: fcall vs. call_user_func_array

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Result: Discarded

The test labeled "call_user_func_array()" was the faster by 0.0587 seconds, (11.447% faster)

call_user_func_array() 100%
fcall 88.553%

The call_user_func_array() test took 0.454 seconds.
The fcall test took 0.5127 seconds.

Nitty-Gritty

Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 119,046 loops for a total of 2,380,920 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000025) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (2.934) milliseconds per 119,046 loops.
  • Total difference 58.68 milliseconds for 2,380,920 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (5.1641) milliseconds and Code 2 was (1.7360) milliseconds. The lower and the closer together there values are the more accurate the results are.

Code

The first test, "fcall", was:

/*
function do_something($i)
{
	for ($i = 0; $i < 20; $i++)
		$GLOBALS['dummy'] + $i;
}
*/

do_something(74);

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

/*
function do_something($i)
{
	for ($i = 0; $i < 20; $i++)
		$GLOBALS['dummy'] + $i;
}
*/

call_user_func_array('do_something', array(74));

Running: Linux (x86_64:1 GB) PHP (7.2.22-1+ubuntu16.04.1+deb.sury.org+1)