PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: Last Character

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Result: Discarded

The test labeled "substr()" was the faster by 0.0722 seconds, (6.778% faster)

substr() 100%
$str[] 93.222%

The substr() test took 0.9937 seconds.
The $str[] test took 1.066 seconds.

Nitty-Gritty

Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 268,779 loops for a total of 5,375,580 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000013) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (3.612) milliseconds per 268,779 loops.
  • Total difference 72.25 milliseconds for 5,375,580 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (1.1709) milliseconds and Code 2 was (3.1323) 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 (7.2.19-1+ubuntu16.04.1+deb.sury.org+1)