Posted by dabbler (leah), 18 October 2006I find there's not only "a function to do that" in PHP, there are multiple ways of doing things. To work out the most efficient function for a task, I'd like to benchmark the different options.
A quick google gave me several ways of benchmarking. Ordered by my opinion of which looks easiest to work with on a regular basis.
Is any one better than the other or is there a better alternative?
Posted by admin (Graham Ellis), 20 October 2006Hmmm ... I don't know, Leah (which is why I've given a while for others to answer befor I jumped in), but I've had a look at the first couple of links at least and I see they're using "microtime". That slightly concerns me as it's taking about elapsed time and not cpu time; you'll get results that vary depending on how busy the server is. So comparisons between differing methods would ONLY be valid if both tests are run on a similarly loaded server.
Posted by dabbler (leah), 21 October 2006Thanks Graham, I didn't realise the difference so I'll have a look for different ways to do this.
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