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A PHPSpec extension providing matchers for measuring time in tests.

1.1.1 2021-03-21 20:46 UTC

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PHPSpec Time

A PHPSpec extension providing matchers for measuring time in tests.

New matchers:

  • shouldTakeLessThan(float $timeUnit)
  • shouldTakeMoreThan(float $timeUnit)
  • shouldTakeInBetween(float $fromTimeUnit, float $toTimeUnit)


composer require loophp/phpspec-time


Add the extension to the phpspec configuration file:

    loophp\phpspectime\Extension: ~

By default, the time unit is in second, however other units are available:

  • nanosecond
  • microsecond
  • millisecond
  • second
  • minute
  • hour
  • day
  • week

If you want to change the time unit edit the extension configuration as such:

        timeunit: nanosecond

In your tests, you'll have now access to the following new matchers:





        ->shouldTakeInBetween(3.0, 3.2)

        ->shouldNotTakeInBetween(3.0, 3.2)

Code quality, tests and benchmarks

Every time changes are introduced into the library, Github run the tests.

The library has tests written with PHPSpec. Feel free to check them out in the spec directory. Run composer phpspec to trigger the tests.

Before each commit some inspections are executed with GrumPHP, run composer grumphp to check manually.

The quality of the tests is tested with Infection a PHP Mutation testing framework, run composer infection to try it.

Static analysers are also controlling the code. PHPStan and PSalm are enabled to their maximum level.


Feel free to contribute by sending Github pull requests. I'm quite reactive :-)

If you can't contribute to the code, you can also sponsor me on Github or Paypal.


See CHANGELOG.md for a changelog based on git commits.

For more detailed changelogs, please check the release changelogs.