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 0.026 seconds, (2.787% faster)

eval() 100%
include 97.213%

The eval() test took 0.9058 seconds.
The include test took 0.9318 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 232,661 loops for a total of 4,653,220 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000006) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (1.298) milliseconds per 232,661 loops.
  • Total difference 25.96 milliseconds for 4,653,220 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (4.3707) milliseconds and Code 2 was (3.2248) 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 (