PHP Benchmarks

Performance comparison of PHP code alternatives.

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

Return the nth character of a string, substring vs string array checking.

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Result: Saved

The test labeled "substr()" was the faster by 0.0039 seconds, (0.503% faster)

substr() 100%
isset {5} 99.497%

The substr() test took 0.7661 seconds.
The isset {5} test took 0.77 seconds.

Nitty-Gritty

Each test case ran 20 random code order iterations consisting of 150,820 loops for a total of 3,016,400 runs.

  • Line execution difference (0.000001) milliseconds.
  • Avg difference (0.194) milliseconds per 150,820 loops.
  • Total difference 3.88 milliseconds for 3,016,400 loops

The iteration variablity for Code 1 was (7.4894) milliseconds and Code 2 was (7.4408) 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, "isset {5}", was:

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

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