PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: include vs. eval

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The test labeled "include" was the faster by 0.0084 seconds, (0.953% faster)

include 100%
eval() 99.047%

The include test took 0.8765 seconds.
The eval() test took 0.8849 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 210,372 loops for a total of 4,207,440 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000002) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (0.422) milliseconds per 210,372 loops.
  • Total difference 8.43 milliseconds for 4,207,440 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (1.4027) milliseconds and Code 2 was (1.3003) 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 (