Result: DiscardedThe test labeled "ob_start()" was the faster by 0.0312 seconds, (4.786% faster)
The ob_start() test took 0.6215 seconds.
The concat test took 0.6527 seconds.
Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 158,845 loops for a total of 3,176,900 runs.
- Line execution difference (0.000010) milliseconds.
- Avg difference (1.562) milliseconds per 158,845 loops.
- Total difference 31.24 milliseconds for 3,176,900 loops
The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (1.4215) milliseconds and Code 2 was (2.5702) 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;