digitalmars.D.learn - Duration to Decimal Total
Jonathan Levi <catanscout gmail.com> writes:
`core.time.Duration` has a `total` function for extracting the value withing the Duration. `total` returns a whole number (`long`). Is there a function that returns a decimal (`double` or `float`)? I cannot find one in `core.time`. How would I do it then? I know I can get finer precision (say msecs) and then divide it to get a courser precision (say secs) but then I might loose some potential accuracy. I could do nsecs but that could be finer than than the actual internal number and therefore cause extra calculation or end up truncating really large numbers. I would think a function that this would be appropriate to belong in the module. Am I missing it? Or, how would you recommend calculating it? tldr: I am looking for a function like `double as(string units)(Duration)`.
Nov 06 2019
Dennis <dkorpel gmail.com> writes:
On Wednesday, 6 November 2019 at 19:13:46 UTC, Jonathan Levi wrote:I would think a function that this would be appropriate to belong in the module. Am I missing it? Or, how would you recommend calculating it?The author of the module has explained before that this is very intentional: https://forum.dlang.org/post/mailman.3711.1453121204.22025.digitalmars-d-learn puremagic.com
Nov 06 2019