PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: include vs. eval

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Historical Results

Based on (1) saved test runs, The test labeled "eval()" was (on average) the faster by 0.0022 seconds, (0.192% faster)

eval() 100%
include 99.808%

The eval() test took 1.1336 seconds.
The include test took 1.1358 seconds.


Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 209,479 loops for a total of 4,189,580 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000001) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (0.000) milliseconds per 209,479 loops.
  • Total difference 2.18 milliseconds for 4,189,580 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (0.0000) milliseconds and Code 2 was (0.0000) 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 (