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Time::Seconds

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Time::Seconds

NAME

Time::Seconds - a simple API to convert seconds to other date values

SYNOPSIS

  1. use Time::Piece;
  2. use Time::Seconds;
  3. my $t = localtime;
  4. $t += ONE_DAY;
  5. my $t2 = localtime;
  6. my $s = $t - $t2;
  7. print "Difference is: ", $s->days, "\n";

DESCRIPTION

This module is part of the Time::Piece distribution. It allows the user to find out the number of minutes, hours, days, weeks or years in a given number of seconds. It is returned by Time::Piece when you delta two Time::Piece objects.

Time::Seconds also exports the following constants:

  1. ONE_DAY
  2. ONE_WEEK
  3. ONE_HOUR
  4. ONE_MINUTE
  5. ONE_MONTH
  6. ONE_YEAR
  7. ONE_FINANCIAL_MONTH
  8. LEAP_YEAR
  9. NON_LEAP_YEAR

Since perl does not (yet?) support constant objects, these constants are in seconds only, so you cannot, for example, do this: print ONE_WEEK->minutes;

METHODS

The following methods are available:

  1. my $val = Time::Seconds->new(SECONDS)
  2. $val->seconds;
  3. $val->minutes;
  4. $val->hours;
  5. $val->days;
  6. $val->weeks;
  7. $val->months;
  8. $val->financial_months; # 30 days
  9. $val->years;

The methods make the assumption that there are 24 hours in a day, 7 days in a week, 365.24225 days in a year and 12 months in a year. (from The Calendar FAQ at http://www.tondering.dk/claus/calendar.html)

AUTHOR

Matt Sergeant, matt@sergeant.org

Tobias Brox, tobiasb@tobiasb.funcom.com

Bal�zs Szab� (dLux), dlux@kapu.hu

LICENSE

Please see Time::Piece for the license.

Bugs

Currently the methods aren't as efficient as they could be, for reasons of clarity. This is probably a bad idea.