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NAME ^

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

SYNOPSIS ^

    use Time::Piece;
    use Time::Seconds;
    
    my $t = localtime;
    $t += ONE_DAY;
    
    my $t2 = localtime;
    my $s = $t - $t2;
    
    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:

    ONE_DAY
    ONE_WEEK
    ONE_HOUR
    ONE_MINUTE
    ONE_MONTH
    ONE_YEAR
    ONE_FINANCIAL_MONTH
    LEAP_YEAR
    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:

    my $val = Time::Seconds->new(SECONDS)
    $val->seconds;
    $val->minutes;
    $val->hours;
    $val->days;
    $val->weeks;
        $val->months;
        $val->financial_months; # 30 days
    $val->years;
    $val->pretty; # gives English representation of the delta

The usual arithmetic (+,-,+=,-=) is also available on the objects.

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

Balázs Szabó (dLux), dlux@kapu.hu

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE ^

Copyright 2001, Larry Wall.

This module is free software, you may distribute it under the same terms as Perl.

Bugs ^

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

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