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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

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.

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