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 0.0108 seconds, (1.825% faster)

else if 100%
elseif 98.175%

The else if test took 0.5828 seconds.
The elseif test took 0.5936 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 135,343 loops for a total of 2,706,860 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000004) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (0.542) milliseconds per 135,343 loops.
  • Total difference 10.83 milliseconds for 2,706,860 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (7.8091) milliseconds and Code 2 was (8.3593) 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 (