PHP 8.0 JIT Is Offering Very Compelling Performance Ahead Of Its Alpha
With the Phoronix Test Suite's own self tests, PHP 8.0 didn't yield much of a difference overall due to largely hitting I/O bottlenecks in processing.
Compared to the days of PHP 5, the performance of PHP 8 is mind-boggling.
With PHP 8.0 in its current development state is around 3x the speed of PHP 5.4 through PHP 5.6 but when enabling the JIT that turns to about a 4x difference.
PHP 8.0 is certainly shaping up to be quite an exciting release with the performance improvements as well as language additions. Look for the PHP 8.0 Alpha 1 release happening in a few weeks and hopefully seeing the stable release before year's end.
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