PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: strncmp vs. strpos (long)

2000 character string, check if a substring exists in a defined location, both pass and fail paths.

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Result: Discarded

The test labeled "strpos()" was the faster by 0.0249 seconds, (2.985% faster)

strpos() 100%
strncmp() 97.015%

The strpos() test took 0.8091 seconds.
The strncmp() test took 0.834 seconds.

Nitty-Gritty

Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 180,342 loops for a total of 3,606,840 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000007) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (1.245) milliseconds per 180,342 loops.
  • Total difference 24.90 milliseconds for 3,606,840 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (5.5256) milliseconds and Code 2 was (1.8230) milliseconds. The lower and the closer together there values are the more accurate the results are.

Code

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

for ($j = 0; $j < 40; $j++)
	$GLOBALS['dummy'] = strncmp($GLOBALS['dummy_match'], '01234', 5) === 0;
for ($j = 0; $j < 40; $j++)
	$GLOBALS['dummy'] = strncmp($GLOBALS['dummy_fail'], '01234', 5) === 0;

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

for ($j = 0; $j < 40; $j++)
	$GLOBALS['dummy'] = strpos($GLOBALS['dummy_match'], '01234') === 0;
for ($j = 0; $j < 40; $j++)
	$GLOBALS['dummy'] = strpos($GLOBALS['dummy_fail'], '01234') === 0;

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