Don't just look at the queries. Look at the times! I bet with that annoying loop, xenForo would still beat vBulletin 4
Actually, the time is twice what I am used to, so it's pretty high for me. For the test, I expected 60 additional queries (12 for each time through the loop).The time actually is impressive.....
BTW what mod are you working on Lawrence? or were u just fooling around with stuff?
Because what happens in between the loops is what matters . This loop is one that went awry and crazy yet still managed to achieve a very decent speed/time/query ratio.How would a small php loop be any different in either ?