Comparing PHP Collections

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  • php-generics

    PHP generics written in PHP

    If you are only using simple collections you can use array - it is very fast and requires little memory. PHP doesn't support generic syntax and IDE can't make hints about the type of objects in a collection (yet), but if you want PHP to do type checks at runtime you can test the php-generics library.

  • php-var-sizeof

    Function for getting size of any PHP variable in bytes

    Memory test is very simple. It creates $collection and puts Item objects into it count times. For measurement I use var_sizeof() and memory_get_usage().

  • InfluxDB

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  • PHPBench

    PHP Benchmarking framework

    I used phpbench to measure performance. I think one of the big differences between all the solutions is the type checking. So I decided to try measure it. How much faster will code with/without type checking?

  • php-collections-comparison

    https://dev.to/mrsuh/comparing-php-collections-5cca

    If you want to reproduce the tests result you can find the source code and instructions here.

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