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performance.now() polyfill (aka perf.now())
// @license http://opensource.org/licenses/MIT
// copyright Paul Irish 2015
// Date.now() is supported everywhere except IE8. For IE8 we use the Date.now polyfill
// github.com/Financial-Times/polyfill-service/blob/master/polyfills/Date.now/polyfill.js
// as Safari 6 doesn't have support for NavigationTiming, we use a Date.now() timestamp for relative values
// if you want values similar to what you'd get with real perf.now, place this towards the head of the page
// but in reality, you're just getting the delta between now() calls, so it's not terribly important where it's placed
(function(){
if ("performance" in window == false) {
window.performance = {};
}
Date.now = (Date.now || function () { // thanks IE8
return new Date().getTime();
});
if ("now" in window.performance == false){
var nowOffset = Date.now();
if (performance.timing && performance.timing.navigationStart){
nowOffset = performance.timing.navigationStart
}
window.performance.now = function now(){
return Date.now() - nowOffset;
}
}
})();

CoffeeScript version with +new Date() to accommodate IE8

do ->
  # prepare base perf object
  if typeof window.performance=='undefined'
    window.performance = {}
  if not window.performance.now
    nowOffset = +new Date()
    if performance.timing and performance.timing
      nowOffset = performance.timing.navigationStart
    window.performance.now = ->
      now = +new Date()
      return now - nowOffset

qxk23 commented Jul 9, 2013

Wondering if line 15 should be:

if (performance.timing && performance.timing.navigationStart){

@JofArnold thanks. Exactly what I needed.

Date.now() is not available in IE8. Also, without navigationStart what value is this polyfill? The numbers this polyfill would produce will not be comparable to the real performance.now(). It should do nothing for browsers lacking navigationStart.

lonce commented May 6, 2014

Thank you!

This makes it easier for testing. Thanks for the script. Now I don't have to have two versions of performance scripts to juggle.

For those of us in the corporate world, could you provide a license for this gist?

Avoiding conditions:

window.performance = (window.performance || {
    offset: Date.now(),
    now: function now(){
        return Date.now() - this.offset;
    }
});

@JordanDelcros That doesn't work in IE9, because it has window.performance (but not window.performance.now)

thank you~!!!!!!

If anyone does Apache Cordova (a.k.a. Phonegap) dev, the iOS web view in there doesn't support performance either. At least not through Evothings workbench. I have yet to test with an actual built Cordova app, but I don't think it will make a difference.

ti0ma commented May 30, 2016

Thank you!! Solved my problem with Opbeat AngularJS plugin. Also thanks to @lukehedger for creating the bower package!

Wonderful! Thanks. Used this to patch support for iOS 8. Would be nice if Polyfill.io offered performance.timing instead of just performance.now polyfill...

As @rubencodes implies above, polyfill.io now has a performance.now polyfill, and the benefit is that it will polyfill Date.now for you automatically if needed:

https://polyfill.io/v2/polyfill.min.js?features=performance.now

sfinktah commented Nov 2, 2016

@JofArnold that's not very idiomatic coffee-script, and looks like it needs updating to match the modified gist.

    do ->
      window.performance = {} unless 'performance' of window
      Date.now = if Date.now then Date.now else -> (new Date).getTime()
      unless 'now' of window.performance
        nowOffset = performance.timing?.navigationStart ? Date.now()
        window.performance.now = ->
          Date.now() - nowOffset

2016 what now?

*2017. Passing the baton.*

if ( !window.perfomance || !window.perfomance.now ) {
  Date.now || ( Date.now = function () {
    return new this().getTime();
  });

  ( window.perfomance ||
    ( window.perfomance = {} ) ).now = function () {
      return Date.now() - offset;
    };

  var offset = ( window.perfomance.timing ||
    ( window.perfomance.timing = {} ) ).navigatorStart ||
      ( window.perfomance.timing.navigatorStart = Date.now() );
}
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