Richard Heyes wrote:

> Hi,
> I've been recently wondering (musing if you will) about timings, and
> roughly how long, in a very real sense, it takes on a modern computer
> for a single line of PHP, or Javascript (or interpreted code in
> general) to execute. Nanoseconds? Quicker?

Not taking pipelining into account, a 3GHz processor will execute one
instruction in 333 picoseconds, so three instructions in a nanosecond. 
How many instructions to a line of code?  10,000 ?

Per Jessen, Zürich (4.6°C)

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