[development] coding standard question

David Strauss david at fourkitchens.com
Mon Aug 27 22:04:44 UTC 2007

Konstantin Käfer wrote:
>> 1326ms vs. 1382ms is 60ms, and when normal page load times are
>> somewhere around 200ms, it makes a substantial difference.
> Even if we disregard the fact that microtime tests have a big stddev,
> your test is not very convincing: You are using these constants several
> hundred thousand times whereas Drupal only has 2500+ in its *entire*
> source code. And of that source code, only a fraction gets to execution.
> I'd estimate the number of constants that are actually executed on a
> Drupal page view to about 500, and even that is probably too high. If
> you extrapolate your results (60ms for 100000), you'll get 0.3 msecs.
> Besides, a real world server behaves quite different from a desktop
> machine, especially in such edge cases.
> Konstantin

Have we established that this is an execution-mode difference? I don't
understand why this performance issue would extend beyond the
interpreter's conversion to object code.

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