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How long is TimerInit() valid?

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MrVining

I have a looping script that I hope to one day run for months at a time. I've just started working with TimerInit() and TimerDiff() and I'm started to get some negative values so I'm guessing that means that my TimerInit() variable is expired?

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BrewManNH

In 24 days, you're going to hit 2,147,483,647 ms, which is 0x7FFFFFF in hex, which I think is the highest value you can reach using a 32bit binary before it rolls over into negative numbers. I could be wrong (probably am), but I think that's how it works. The timer functions will definitely not work for you if you're planning on timing something for months at a time.

Why do you think you need to use the timer functions to time something? How accurate does the timing have to be?

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MrVining

I have sort of a scheduler function that loops, and it runs several functions, some daily, some on a timer. The accuracy of the timer needs / should be about a minute.

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MrVining

Yeah, I think I'm going to use the time macros. I don't need such an accurate timer.

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You could reset the timer after each loop and store the summed up time translated to minutes in another variable.


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