a fake clock for golang
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clockwork

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a simple fake clock for golang

Usage

Replace uses of the time package with the clockwork.Clock interface instead.

For example, instead of using time.Sleep directly:

func myFunc() {
	time.Sleep(3 * time.Second)
	doSomething()
}

inject a clock and use its Sleep method instead:

func myFunc(clock clockwork.Clock) {
	clock.Sleep(3 * time.Second)
	doSomething()
}

Now you can easily test myFunc with a FakeClock:

func TestMyFunc(t *testing.T) {
	c := clockwork.NewFakeClock()

	// Start our sleepy function
	var wg sync.WaitGroup
	wg.Add(1)
	go func() {
		myFunc(c)
		wg.Done()
	}()

	// Ensure we wait until myFunc is sleeping
	c.BlockUntil(1)

	assertState()

	// Advance the FakeClock forward in time
	c.Advance(3 * time.Second)

	// Wait until the function completes
	wg.Wait()

	assertState()
}

and in production builds, simply inject the real clock instead:

myFunc(clockwork.NewRealClock())

See example_test.go for a full example.

Credits

clockwork is inspired by @wickman's threaded fake clock, and the Golang playground