PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: Last Character

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Result: Discarded

The test labeled "$str[]" was the faster by 0.0565 seconds, (4.703% faster)

$str[] 100%
substr() 95.297%

The $str[] test took 1.1446 seconds.
The substr() test took 1.2011 seconds.

Nitty-Gritty

Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 279,946 loops for a total of 5,598,920 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000010) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (2.824) milliseconds per 279,946 loops.
  • Total difference 56.49 milliseconds for 5,598,920 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (12.0085) milliseconds and Code 2 was (5.9045) milliseconds. The lower and the closer together there values are the more accurate the results are.

Code

The first test, "substr()", was:

for ($j = 0; $j < 1000; $j++)
	$GLOBALS['dummy2'] = substr($GLOBALS['dummy'], -1);

The second test, "$str[]", was:

for ($j = 0; $j < 1000; $j++)
	$GLOBALS['dummy2'] = $GLOBALS['dummy'][strlen($GLOBALS['dummy'])-1];

Running: Linux (x86_64:1 GB) PHP (7.2.34-21+ubuntu16.04.1+deb.sury.org+1)