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 1 : Are the PHP programs faster? At a glance.

Each chart bar shows, for one unidentified benchmark, how much the fastest PHP program used compared to the fastest Perl program.

(Memory use is only compared for tasks that require memory to be allocated.)


These are not the only compilers and interpreters. These are not the only programs that could be written. These are not the only tasks that could be solved. These are just 10 tiny examples.

 2 : Are the PHP programs faster? Approximately.

Each table row shows, for one named benchmark, how much the fastest PHP program used compared to the fastest Perl program.

(Memory use is only compared for tasks that require memory to be allocated.)

 PHP used what fraction? used how many times more? 
Benchmark Time Memory Code
 k-nucleotide1/41/3
 pidigits1/2 
 n-body± ±
 fasta± ±
 regex-dna±±
 binary-trees±±
 fannkuch-redux± ±
 spectral-norm ±
 reverse-complement±±
 PHP used what fraction? used how many times more? 
Time-used  |-  |---  25% median  75%  ---|  -|
(Elapsed secs)1/41/4±±±

± read the measurements and then read the program source code.

 3 : Are the PHP programs faster? Measurements.

These are not the only tasks that could be solved. These are just 10 tiny examples. These are not the only compilers and interpreters. These are not the only programs that could be written.

For each named benchmark, measurements of the fastest PHP program are shown for comparison against measurements of the fastest Perl program.

Program Source Code CPU secs Elapsed secs Memory KB Code B ≈ CPU Load
 k-nucleotide 
PHP46.8246.87246,9481036  0% 0% 0% 100%
Perl206.30209.52707,940359  0% 0% 0% 100%
 pidigits 
PHP2.782.783,588394  0% 0% 1% 100%
Perl5.235.243,296261  1% 0% 0% 100%
 n-body 
PHP770.70771.002,5881082  0% 0% 0% 100%
Perl1,137.101,137.561,9921401  0% 0% 0% 100%
 fasta 
PHP68.0168.042,5881110  0% 0% 0% 100%
Perl92.5592.5999,672838  0% 0% 0% 100%
 regex-dna 
PHP26.5026.52219,260459  1% 0% 0% 100%
Perl30.8830.92140,068527  0% 0% 0% 100%
 binary-trees 
PHP543.90544.49546,272472  0% 0% 0% 100%
Perl602.63603.14289,324448  0% 0% 0% 100%
 fannkuch-redux 
PHP2,558.802,559.742,540441  0% 0% 0% 100%
Perl2,428.622,429.611,464457  0% 0% 0% 100%
 spectral-norm 
PHP425.08425.254,848397  0% 0% 0% 100%
Perl216.22216.313,640333  0% 0% 0% 100%
 reverse-complement 
PHP7.867.88443,500262  0% 0% 0% 100%
Perl3.023.03374,264284  1% 0% 0% 100%
 fasta-redux 
No program
Perl0.741.201,948854  41% 45% 1% 99%
 mandelbrot 
PHP4.774.782,540443  0% 0% 0% 100%
PerlFailed

 4 : Are there other PHP programs for these benchmarks?

Remember - those are just the fastest PHP and Perl programs measured on this OS/machine. Check if there are other implementations of these benchmark programs for PHP.

Maybe one of those other PHP programs is fastest on a different OS/machine.

 5 : Are there other faster programs for these benchmarks?

Remember - those are just the fastest PHP and Perl programs measured on this OS/machine. Check if there are faster implementations of these benchmark programs for other programming languages.

Maybe one of those other programs is fastest on a different OS/machine.

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