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New php router is 25 times faster then klein router

Hi, all! Recently I have decided to measure speed of my router

And results were quite interesting.

I have measured the productivity in two tests:

  1. Static routes without any regexp parsing or variables in URI

  2. URI with variables

The first test for the Mezon/Router:

// static routes

$routerTest1 = new \Mezon\Router\Router();

$routerTest1->addRoute('/static', function () {
  return 'static';
}, 'GET');

$iterationCount1 = 100000;

$startTime1 = microtime(true);

for ($i = 0; $i < $iterationCount1; $i ++) {
  $routerTest1->callRoute('/static');
}

$endTime1 = microtime(true);
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And the second test:

// parametrized routes

$routerTest2 = new \Mezon\Router\Router();

$routerTest2->addRoute('/[i:id]', function () {
  return 'param';
}, 'GET');

$iterationCount2 = 100000;

$startTime2 = microtime(true);

for ($i = 0; $i < $iterationCount2; $i ++) {
  $routerTest2->callRoute('/1');
}

$endTime2 = microtime(true);
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For the klein/klein router it is almost the same:

// static routes

$_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'] = '/static';

$routerTest1 = new \Klein\Klein();

$routerTest1->respond('GET', '/static', **function** () {
  return 'static';
});

$iterationCount1 = 10000;

$startTime1 = microtime(true);

for ($i = 0; $i < $iterationCount1; $i ++) {
  $routerTest1->dispatch(null,null,true,\Klein\Klein::DISPATCH_CAPTURE_AND_RETURN);
}

$endTime1 = microtime(true);
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And the second one:

// parametrized routes

$_SERVER['REQUEST_URI'] = '/1';

$routerTest2 = new \Klein\Klein();

$routerTest2->respond('GET', '/[i:id]', function () {
  return 'static';
});

$iterationCount2 = 10000;

$startTime2 = microtime(true);

for ($i = 0; $i < $iterationCount2; $i ++) {
  $routerTest2->dispatch(null,null,true,\Klein\Klein::*DISPATCH_CAPTURE_AND_RETURN*);
}

$endTime2 = *microtime(true);
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I have got the following results:

table

chart

As you can see - Mezon router is up to 25 times faster than Klein router.

Learn more

More information can be found here:

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Mezon Framework

What is mezon/router?

mezon/router now is:

  • framework for routing with 100% code coverage
  • 10.0 points on scrutinizer-ci.com
  • router is a part of the Mezon Project

Repo on github.com: https://github.com/alexdodonov/mezon-router

It will be great if you will contribute something to this project. Documentation, sharing the project in your social media, bug fixing, refactoring, or even submitting issue with question or feature request. Thanks anyway )

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Grocker

But why are there such a big differences in performance?

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alexdodonov Author

mezon/router provides only basic routing functionality. it made possible to use more simple URL parser and find necessary route handler faster.

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Abhinav Kulshreshtha

When you say only basic routing functionality, What are you not providing. I like the idea of automatic url generation with action-suffix. I mainly use a rest call to graphql-rest hybrid endpoint. Which means that uri strings are dynamically generated, e.g books/authors/bio and book/authors/bio/contact. Currently I am using slim framework with its default fastroute. Is your router PSR-7 compliment?

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alexdodonov Author

It is not yet PSR-7 compliment. But I hope it will be. Soon )

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alexdodonov Author

Any comments people?