PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: substr($var, 5, 1) vs. {5}

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Result: Discarded

The test labeled "substr()" was the faster by 0.0109 seconds, (1.044% faster)

substr() 100%
{5} 98.956%

The substr() test took 1.0315 seconds.
The {5} test took 1.0424 seconds.

Nitty-Gritty

Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 259,027 loops for a total of 5,180,540 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000002) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (0.544) milliseconds per 259,027 loops.
  • Total difference 10.88 milliseconds for 5,180,540 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (5.8118) milliseconds and Code 2 was (3.9343) milliseconds. The lower and the closer together there values are the more accurate the results are.

Code

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

for ($j = 0; $j < 100; $j++)
	$GLOBALS['dummy2'] = substr($GLOBALS['dummy'], 5, 1);

The second test, "{5}", was:

for ($j = 0; $j < 100; $j++)
	$GLOBALS['dummy2'] = $GLOBALS['dummy']{5};

Running: Linux (x86_64:1 GB) PHP (7.2.34-21+ubuntu16.04.1+deb.sury.org+1)