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Time

Inherits: Object

A singleton for working with time data.

Description

The Time singleton allows converting time between various formats and also getting time information from the system.

This class conforms with as many of the ISO 8601 standards as possible. All dates follow the Proleptic Gregorian calendar. As such, the day before 1582-10-15 is 1582-10-14, not 1582-10-04. The year before 1 AD (aka 1 BC) is number 0, with the year before that (2 BC) being -1, etc.

Conversion methods assume "the same timezone", and do not handle timezone conversions or DST automatically. Leap seconds are also not handled, they must be done manually if desired. Suffixes such as "Z" are not handled, you need to strip them away manually.

When getting time information from the system, the time can either be in the local timezone or UTC depending on the utc parameter. However, the get_unix_time_from_system method always returns the time in UTC.

Important: The _from_system methods use the system clock that the user can manually set. Never use this method for precise time calculation since its results are subject to automatic adjustments by the user or the operating system. Always use get_ticks_usec or get_ticks_msec for precise time calculation instead, since they are guaranteed to be monotonic (i.e. never decrease).

Methods

Dictionary

get_date_dict_from_system ( bool utc=false ) const

Dictionary

get_date_dict_from_unix_time ( int unix_time_val ) const

String

get_date_string_from_system ( bool utc=false ) const

String

get_date_string_from_unix_time ( int unix_time_val ) const

Dictionary

get_datetime_dict_from_datetime_string ( String datetime, bool weekday ) const

Dictionary

get_datetime_dict_from_system ( bool utc=false ) const

Dictionary

get_datetime_dict_from_unix_time ( int unix_time_val ) const

String

get_datetime_string_from_datetime_dict ( Dictionary datetime, bool use_space ) const

String

get_datetime_string_from_system ( bool utc=false, bool use_space=false ) const

String

get_datetime_string_from_unix_time ( int unix_time_val, bool use_space=false ) const

String

get_offset_string_from_offset_minutes ( int offset_minutes ) const

int

get_ticks_msec ( ) const

int

get_ticks_usec ( ) const

Dictionary

get_time_dict_from_system ( bool utc=false ) const

Dictionary

get_time_dict_from_unix_time ( int unix_time_val ) const

String

get_time_string_from_system ( bool utc=false ) const

String

get_time_string_from_unix_time ( int unix_time_val ) const

Dictionary

get_time_zone_from_system ( ) const

int

get_unix_time_from_datetime_dict ( Dictionary datetime ) const

int

get_unix_time_from_datetime_string ( String datetime ) const

float

get_unix_time_from_system ( ) const


Enumerations

enum Month:

Month MONTH_JANUARY = 1

The month of January, represented numerically as 01.

Month MONTH_FEBRUARY = 2

The month of February, represented numerically as 02.

Month MONTH_MARCH = 3

The month of March, represented numerically as 03.

Month MONTH_APRIL = 4

The month of April, represented numerically as 04.

Month MONTH_MAY = 5

The month of May, represented numerically as 05.

Month MONTH_JUNE = 6

The month of June, represented numerically as 06.

Month MONTH_JULY = 7

The month of July, represented numerically as 07.

Month MONTH_AUGUST = 8

The month of August, represented numerically as 08.

Month MONTH_SEPTEMBER = 9

The month of September, represented numerically as 09.

Month MONTH_OCTOBER = 10

The month of October, represented numerically as 10.

Month MONTH_NOVEMBER = 11

The month of November, represented numerically as 11.

Month MONTH_DECEMBER = 12

The month of December, represented numerically as 12.


enum Weekday:

Weekday WEEKDAY_SUNDAY = 0

The day of the week Sunday, represented numerically as 0.

Weekday WEEKDAY_MONDAY = 1

The day of the week Monday, represented numerically as 1.

Weekday WEEKDAY_TUESDAY = 2

The day of the week Tuesday, represented numerically as 2.

Weekday WEEKDAY_WEDNESDAY = 3

The day of the week Wednesday, represented numerically as 3.

Weekday WEEKDAY_THURSDAY = 4

The day of the week Thursday, represented numerically as 4.

Weekday WEEKDAY_FRIDAY = 5

The day of the week Friday, represented numerically as 5.

Weekday WEEKDAY_SATURDAY = 6

The day of the week Saturday, represented numerically as 6.


Method Descriptions

Dictionary get_date_dict_from_system ( bool utc=false ) const

Returns the current date as a dictionary of keys: year, month, day, and weekday.

The returned values are in the system's local time when utc is false, otherwise they are in UTC.


Dictionary get_date_dict_from_unix_time ( int unix_time_val ) const

Converts the given Unix timestamp to a dictionary of keys: year, month, day, and weekday.


String get_date_string_from_system ( bool utc=false ) const

Returns the current date as an ISO 8601 date string (YYYY-MM-DD).

The returned values are in the system's local time when utc is false, otherwise they are in UTC.


String get_date_string_from_unix_time ( int unix_time_val ) const

Converts the given Unix timestamp to an ISO 8601 date string (YYYY-MM-DD).


Dictionary get_datetime_dict_from_datetime_string ( String datetime, bool weekday ) const

Converts the given ISO 8601 date and time string (YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SS) to a dictionary of keys: year, month, day, weekday, hour, minute, and second.

If weekday is false, then the weekday entry is excluded (the calculation is relatively expensive).

Note: Any decimal fraction in the time string will be ignored silently.


Dictionary get_datetime_dict_from_system ( bool utc=false ) const

Returns the current date as a dictionary of keys: year, month, day, weekday, hour, minute, second, and dst (Daylight Savings Time).


Dictionary get_datetime_dict_from_unix_time ( int unix_time_val ) const

Converts the given Unix timestamp to a dictionary of keys: year, month, day, weekday,