PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: include vs. eval

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Result: Discarded

The test labeled "eval()" was the faster by 0.0668 seconds, (5.241% faster)

eval() 100%
include 94.759%

The eval() test took 1.2081 seconds.
The include test took 1.275 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 285,423 loops for a total of 5,708,460 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000012) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (3.341) milliseconds per 285,423 loops.
  • Total difference 66.82 milliseconds for 5,708,460 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (13.9497) milliseconds and Code 2 was (9.3704) milliseconds. The lower and the closer together there values are the more accurate the results are.


The first test, "include", was:


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

eval('?' . '>' . file_get_contents('supplement/'));

Running: Linux (x86_64:1 GB) PHP (