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Sinon/Mocha extension that will automatically restore wrapped methods.

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Sinon Mocha

Sinon Mocha is an extension library for mocha/sinon that will automatically clean up "wrapped" methods.

Tested with:

Sinon Mocha
1.3 0.12

As of version 0.0.1 browser support is not tested but is planned in a future version.

Example Usage

var sinon = require('sinon'),
    //You don't need to use expect for this to work
    //This is just to provide a working example
    expect = require('expect.js');

//Enhance sinon
//You can also pass a mocha as the second argument.

describe("MyClass", function(){

  var MyClass = require('my-class'),

  //before (all) hooks are *NOT* automatically cleaned up for you.
    sinon.stub(MyClass.prototype, 'ajax', function(){

  //You must `.restore` the method yourself.

    subject = new MyClass();

    sinon.spy(subject, 'spiedMethod');
    //Stubs also work
    sinon.stub(subject, 'stubbedMethod');
    //And stubs with functionality
    sinon.stub(subject, 'stubbedMethodWFunc', function(){
      console.log(' I get called ! ' );

  describe(".spiedMethod", function(){

    it("will call spy", function(){


  // Etc...


How it works

In short sinon's wrapMethod function is overwritten to capture its results in the beforeEach of every test. Then in the afterEach those methods are .restore()[d].

To gain access to mocha there is a hack that will search through require.cache and pick out its mocha/index.js and require it to ensure we modify the actual mocha being used. I ran into some issue that lead me down this path. When running require('mocha') I would end up with a different instance then was being used inside the test context.

Mocha.Runner.runSuite is patched to add a beforeEach and afterEach that invokes the sinon magic. See lib/mocha-hooks.js.

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