my $time = Dancer2::Core::Time->new( expression => "1h" );
$time->seconds; # return 3600
DESCRIPTIONFor consistency, whenever something needs to work with time, it needs to be expressed in seconds, with a timestamp. Although it's very convenient for the machine and calculations, it's not very handy for a human-being, for instance in a configuration file.
This class provides everything needed to translate any human-understandable expression into a number of seconds.
secondsNumber of seconds represented by the object. Defaults to 0.
epochThe current epoch to handle. Defaults to seconds + time.
gmt_stringConvert the current value in epoch as a GMT string.
expressionRequired. A human readable expression representing the number of seconds to provide.
The format supported is a number followed by an expression. It currently understands:
s second seconds sec secs m minute minutes min mins h hr hour hours d day days w week weeks M month months y year years
Months and years are currently fixed at 30 and 365 days. This may change. Anything else is used verbatim as the expression of a number of seconds.
2 hours, 3 days, 3d, 1 week, 3600, etc...
AUTHORDancer Core Developers
COPYRIGHT AND LICENSEThis software is copyright (c) 2016 by Alexis Sukrieh.
This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.