Historical ResultsBased on (78) saved test runs, The test labeled "ob_start()" was (on average) the faster by 0.0103 seconds, (1.325% faster)
The ob_start() test took 0.7653 seconds.
The concat test took 0.7756 seconds.
Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 188,364 loops for a total of 3,767,288 runs.
- Line execution difference (0.000003) milliseconds.
- Avg difference (0.000) milliseconds per 188,364 loops.
- Total difference 10.27 milliseconds for 3,767,288 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, "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;