Result: DiscardedThe test labeled "ob_start()" was the faster by 0.0746 seconds, (6.537% faster)
The ob_start() test took 1.066 seconds.
The concat test took 1.1405 seconds.
Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 288,317 loops for a total of 5,766,340 runs.
- Line execution difference (0.000013) milliseconds.
- Avg difference (3.728) milliseconds per 288,317 loops.
- Total difference 74.56 milliseconds for 5,766,340 loops
The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (3.9617) milliseconds and Code 2 was (5.7031) milliseconds. The lower and the closer together there values are the more accurate the results are.
The first test, "ob_start()", was:
ob_start(); for ($i = 0; $i < 100; $i++) echo 'Wheat Thins!'; $GLOBALS['dummy'] = ob_get_contents(); ob_end_clean();
The second test, "concat", was:
$value = ''; for ($i = 0; $i < 100; $i++) $value .= 'Wheat Thins!'; $GLOBALS['dummy'] = $value;