PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: else if vs. elseif

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Result: Discarded

The test labeled "else if" was the faster by 0.0511 seconds, (3.198% faster)

else if 100%
elseif 96.802%

The else if test took 1.5458 seconds.
The elseif test took 1.5969 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 269,860 loops for a total of 5,397,200 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000009) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (2.553) milliseconds per 269,860 loops.
  • Total difference 51.06 milliseconds for 5,397,200 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (11.7163) milliseconds and Code 2 was (7.8154) milliseconds. The lower and the closer together there values are the more accurate the results are.


The first test, "else if", was:

if ($GLOBALS['dummy_false'])
	$GLOBALS['dummy_false'] = true;
else if ($GLOBALS['dummy_true'])
	$GLOBALS['dummy_true'] = true;

The second test, "elseif", was:

if ($GLOBALS['dummy_false'])
	$GLOBALS['dummy_false'] = true;
elseif ($GLOBALS['dummy_true'])
	$GLOBALS['dummy_true'] = true;

Running: Linux (x86_64:1 GB) PHP (