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Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: rand vs. array_rand (odd keys)

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Historical Results

Based on (4) saved test runs, The test labeled "rand()" was (on average) the faster by 0.0084 seconds, (0.964% faster)

rand() 100%
array_rand() 99.036%

The rand() test took 0.8669 seconds.
The array_rand() test took 0.8753 seconds.

Nitty-Gritty

Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 239,983 loops for a total of 4,799,660 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000002) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (0.000) milliseconds per 239,983 loops.
  • Total difference 8.43 milliseconds for 4,799,660 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.

Code

The first test, "rand()", was:

$keys = array_keys($GLOBALS['array']);
$key = rand(0, count($keys) - 1);
$GLOBALS['dummy'] = $GLOBALS['array'][$keys[$key]];

The second test, "array_rand()", was:

$key = array_rand($GLOBALS['array'], 1);
$GLOBALS['dummy'] = $GLOBALS['array'][$key];

Running: Linux (x86_64:1 GB) PHP (7.2.15-1+ubuntu16.04.1+deb.sury.org+1)