Dgameman1

Is there a maximum amount of time for Timerdiff?

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Hey guys, let's say I want the script to stop after 23 hours.

$Timer = TimerInit()
Do
    ;;;;
Until  TimerDiff($Timer) > 82800000
;82800000 is 23 hours in Milliseconds

Is this code acceptable? Whats the biggest number I can use to compare  with TimerDiff?

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Dgameman1,

Personally I would use _DateAdd to find the time 23 hours on and then match the time macros inside a simple loop.

If you wanted to get really complicated then you could do something like this:

#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>
#include <Date.au3>

; Create a flag to show timer ended
$fTimer = False

; Set Adlib to run a function to check time
AdlibRegister("_TimerCheck", 1000 * 60 * 30) ; Check every 30 mins
; Run the function immediately
_TimerCheck()

While 1
    Sleep(10)
    ; Look for flag
    If $fTimer Then
        MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Timer", "DING-A-LING!!!!!!")
        ExitLoop
    EndIf
WEnd

Func _TimerCheck()

    ; This section only runs the first time the function is called
    Local Static $sEnd = _DateAdd("h", 23, _NowCalc())
    Local Static $sEndHour = StringMid($sEnd, 12, 2)
    Local Static $sEndMin = StringMid($sEnd, 15, 2)
    Local Static $sCheck = "Hour"

    ; But this section is run every time
    Switch $sCheck
        Case "Hour"
            If @Min = $sEndHour Then
                ; Reset frequency of Adlib
                AdlibRegister("_TimerCheck", 1000 * 30) ; Check every 30 secs
                ; Change to minute check
                $sCheck = "Minute"
            EndIf

        Case "Minute"
            If @Sec = $sEndMin Then
                ; Set flag
                $fTimer = True
                ; End Adlib
                AdlibUnRegister("_TimerCheck")
            EndIf

    EndSwitch

EndFunc

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Edited by MaxPlankpar

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4 hours ago, MaxPlankpar said:
$actionTime = 3000
$min = $actionTime
$max = $actionTime + 1000

While 1
    $begin = TimerInit() ; all func to start counting
    Sleep($actionTime) ; Function for testing
    
    $end = TimerDiff($begin) ;Call func to calc current time
    
    If $end > $min AND $end < $max Then
        ConsoleWrite("Total actions time: " & $end & @CRLF)
    Else
        ConsoleWrite("Error: " Sleep " & $end & " not between " & $min & " - " & $max & @CRLF)
                For $i = 3 to 1 Step -1
            ConsoleWrite("Self Destruct in " & $i & @CRLF)
            Sleep(1000)
        Next
            ExitLoop
    EndIf
Wend

(this is a place marker for my own reference)

Lol thanks but not at all what I was asking :P

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So, what's the highest number I can make TimerDiff go up to?

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13 hours ago, Dgameman1 said:

So, what's the highest number I can make TimerDiff go up to?

It's not documented, so the only way to find out is if one of the Devs answers, or by testing it yourself.


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5 hours ago, BrewManNH said:

It's not documented, so the only way to find out is if one of the Devs answers, or by testing it yourself.

Right. 

 

And just to clarify, I know that some programming languages can only go up to 2,147,483,647 as an integer. 

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5 hours ago, Jos said:

Believe the TimerDiff() returns a double type so  1.79769e+308 give or take a few.

Jos

Thank you thank you. So using a calculator,  1.79769e+308 milliseconds would be equal to 4.99358333333333321e+301 hours.

 

I'm assuming the calculator fucked up because that only seems like 5 hours?

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52 minutes ago, Dgameman1 said:

that only seems like 5 hours

... multiplied by 10^301 but don't expect unit granularity over the whole range!

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1 minute ago, jchd said:

... multiplied by 10^301 but don't expect unit granularity over the whole range!

Ooh, perfect. I just want it to go up to 12 hours. So I'm glad it does! 

 

Thanks 

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5 hours ago, Dgameman1 said:

I just want it to go up to 12 hours

You could have tested that quite easily by now ;)

Jos

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2 hours ago, Jos said:

You could have tested that quite easily by now ;)

Jos

You make a very good point. :P

Thanks again!

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