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PHP Performance: Bitwise Division

Recently I wrote about binary search and then I said that in some languages, like PHP, bitwise division by two is not faster than the typical “/” operator. However I decided to make some experiments and here are the results.

Important Note

It’s very important to say that the following results are dependant from the machine and the environment!

Source Code

Here’s the PHP source code.

function divide($n = 1) 
	$a = microtime(true);
	for ($i = 0; $i < $n; $i++) {
	echo microtime(true) - $a;

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PHP: Don’t Call the Destructor Explicitly

“PHP 5 introduces a destructor concept similar to that of other object-oriented languages, such as C++”[1] says the documentation for destructors, but let’s see the following class.

class A
	public function __construct()
		echo 'building an object';
	public function __destruct()
		echo 'destroying the object';
$obj = new A();

Well, as you can not call the constructor explicitly:


So we should not call the destructor explicitly:


The problem is that I’ve seen this many times, but it’s a pity that this won’t destroy the object and it is still a valid PHP code.
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