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sandbox.useFakeTimers does not work #30

simao opened this Issue Jul 29, 2011 · 8 comments


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simao commented Jul 29, 2011


I am trying to run the code on this gist https://gist.github.com/1114658

I found this code on the Sinon.JS documention but it doesn't work, all the tests fail. I tried it on the latest versions of Firefox and Chome both on Windows and Mac OS X.

Any ideas?


simao commented Jul 30, 2011

After reading some of the SinonJS, Qunit and jQuery code I managed to find out that jQuery is using window.webkitRequestAnimationFrame or window.mozRequestAnimationFrame instead of setInterval.

simao commented Jul 31, 2011

This http://jsfiddle.net/VCMAc/ shows that if you set window.mozRequestAnimationFrame to false before loading jQuery, it will use setTimeout and SinonJS will work properly.


cjohansen commented Aug 12, 2011

Thanks for figuring out this. I guess the site should give a different example that will actually work...

It looks like the RAF support is going to be removed from jQuery for now, which would probably get rid of this issue as well. Nonetheless would be good to also solve this in Sinon.JS for backwards compability.

Btw. both sinonjs.org and http://cjohansen.no/sinon/ take forever to load, if they load at all.


cjohansen commented Aug 30, 2011

Sorry about the sites... I've been having some trouble with my VPS, but haven't been able to debug it yet :(


cjohansen commented Sep 27, 2011

Closing this issue as it is not a bug in the timing code.

@cjohansen cjohansen closed this Sep 27, 2011

Was thinking it might be worth updating the documentation to cover this case.


cjohansen commented Feb 27, 2012

@woodlouse81 I agree. A pull request for https://github.com/cjohansen/sinon-web would be most welcome ;)

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