PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

Test: substr negative vs. strlen

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Result: Discarded

The test labeled "substr($var, -1)" was the faster by 0.0864 seconds, (7.718% faster)

substr($var, -1) 100%
strlen() 92.282%

The substr($var, -1) test took 1.0328 seconds.
The strlen() test took 1.1192 seconds.

Nitty-Gritty

Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 276,259 loops for a total of 5,525,180 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000016) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (4.319) milliseconds per 276,259 loops.
  • Total difference 86.38 milliseconds for 5,525,180 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (2.9364) milliseconds and Code 2 was (7.2456) milliseconds. The lower and the closer together there values are the more accurate the results are.

Code

The first test, "substr($var, -1)", was:

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

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

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

Running: Linux (x86_64:1 GB) PHP (7.2.25-1+ubuntu16.04.1+deb.sury.org+1)