How fast/slow are the static methods?
I did a test once to try and figure that out.
It turns out:
- Calling a method statically is just a bit faster than calling it "normally"
- Calling a static method is twice as fast if your object didn't exist to begin with
- Static methods are twice as slow than function calls
By calling statically I mean:
< ?php Some_Class::someMethod(); ?>
An calling "normally" is when you create an object and call the method using
< ?php $sc = new Some_Class(); $sc->someMethod();