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OrbWorks Community Forum • View topic - Telling time?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2002 7:29 pm
by marita
I only just started programing in PocketC and only come from a limited background in HyperTalk if that means anything. I have the PocketC programing book for beginners and, believe me, it's a great tool. There are a few things i couldn't get out of it though. Is there there any function for getting the time or date. In HyperCard I was able to use the "get the seconds" function which would return how many seconds had passed since hyperCard was created. I know that sounds useless, but I could compare the seconds now with the seconds I got five minutes or five days ago and, with a little math, figure out about how much time had elasped. Thank you.

Aimee M Clay

PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2002 2:17 am
by PenreeSoft
Here is some info from the docs:
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Time/Date
ticks() - the number of clock ticks since last reset
seconds() - the number of seconds since Jan 1, 1904 minus 2^31
time(int mode) - [mode 0] integer value (hour*100+minute) [mode 1] string value (as determined by system preferences) [mode 2] integer value (hour*10000+minute*100+sec)
date(int mode) - [mode 0] integer value (year*10000+month*100+day) [mode 1] short string value [mode 2] long string value (as determined by system preferences)
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Nicholas J. Penree
PenreeSoft
http://www.penreesoft.com

PostPosted: Sun Sep 01, 2002 8:29 pm
by marita
Thank you so much for your quick and informative reply. That helps a whole lot.

Aimee M Clay