Result: DiscardedThe test labeled "preg_replace()" was the faster by 0.0869 seconds, (7.556% faster)
The preg_replace() test took 1.0632 seconds.
The str_replace() test took 1.1501 seconds.
Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 258,429 loops for a total of 5,168,580 runs.
- Line execution difference (0.000017) milliseconds.
- Avg difference (4.345) milliseconds per 258,429 loops.
- Total difference 86.90 milliseconds for 5,168,580 loops
The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (2.7153) milliseconds and Code 2 was (4.8517) milliseconds. The lower and the closer together there values are the more accurate the results are.
The first test, "preg_replace()", was:
$GLOBALS['dummy2'] = preg_replace('~([Ww]heat|[Tt]hins)~', 'Nilla', $GLOBALS['dummy']);
The second test, "str_replace()", was:
$GLOBALS['dummy2'] = str_replace(array('Wheat', 'Thins', 'wheat', 'thins'), 'Nilla', $GLOBALS['dummy']);