[GOODIE] Time Objects
afunkyobject at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 30 18:58:26 UTC 2003
FYI, My preferred way of working with Gregorian time is now auto-installable
>From the readmeText:
I can help you deal with aspects of time using a pleasant API. The core domain
class is MaCalendarTime, which can represent either a point on the Gregorian
calendar, or a duration of Gregorian time (e.g., seconds, days, etc.).
MaCalendarTime is storage efficient, wrapping only a single Integer, and is
precise to the millisecond.
To get the current time:
To obtain a duration:
A variety of arithmetic is supported:
3 minutes + 2 seconds
8 hours // 2
(1 hour + 27 minutes) roundTo: 30 minutes
MaCalendarTime now - 30 days
MaCalendarTime now - (MaCalendarTime fromString: '1969/12/31 23:52:59:999')
MaStopwatch is the other cool domain class. This is, literally, a stopwach
just like you would use in real life. I use it to time things, such as how
long it has been since I last signaled a ProgressNotification, that way I can
do them only ever five seconds or so. Inspect this and play with it, it's
MaStopwatch new start
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