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Mockable time for use in async runtimes (async-std compatibility)

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Asynchronous time mocking with an async-std compatible API based on async-time-mock-core, inspired by the approach described in Mocking Time In Async Rust.

NOTE: This library is still in it's infancy, the API is still likely to change (read: improve). Please leave your feedback and suggestions on GitHub.

Cargo features

  • mock: Enable the mock clock. If you only enable this in tests, this library turns into a thin wrapper around async-std's time functions.
  • stream: Implement futures_core::stream::Stream for Interval


use async_time_mock_async_std::MockableClock;
use std::{
	sync::atomic::{AtomicBool, Ordering},

static HAS_SLEPT: AtomicBool = AtomicBool::new(false);

async fn sleep(clock: MockableClock) {
	// Sleep is either mocked or a real async_std::task::sleep, depending on which variant of `MockableClock` you pass in.
	let _guard = clock.sleep(Duration::from_secs(3600)).await;
	// Dropping this guard signifies that all the effects of the timer have finished.
	// This allows test code to wait until the condition to assert for has happened.

	println!("Slept for an hour");
	HAS_SLEPT.store(true, Ordering::SeqCst);

async fn main() {
	let (clock, controller) = MockableClock::mock(); // In production, you can use MockableClock::Real instead


	assert!(!HAS_SLEPT.load(Ordering::SeqCst), "Timer won't trigger after just 10 minutes.");

	// advance_time will first trigger the sleep in the task above and then wait until the `_guard` was dropped.
	// This ensures that the task had enough time to actually set `HAS_SLEPT` to `true`.
	assert!(HAS_SLEPT.load(Ordering::SeqCst), "Timer has triggered after 1 hour.")


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