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 0.0192 seconds, (1.650% faster)

eval() 100%
include 98.35%

The eval() test took 1.1422 seconds.
The include test took 1.1614 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 266,686 loops for a total of 5,333,720 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000004) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (0.958) milliseconds per 266,686 loops.
  • Total difference 19.17 milliseconds for 5,333,720 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (12.4195) milliseconds and Code 2 was (6.3837) 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 (