RE: SDL-News: time conversion

Subject: RE: SDL-News: time conversion
From: Thomas Weigert (
Date: Sat Dec 16 2000 - 02:51:31 GMT

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We could, of course, also wonder why it has to be that time and duration
have their special data types (in particular, as these are not very
sophisticated types---no date fields, etc.). One could use reals for setting
timers etc. just as well?

Is there any good reason for not using reals to set SDL timers?

Thanks, Thomas.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: []On
> I conclude, therefore that it would be useful if SDL had a built in
> operator:
> Float: Duration -> Real;
> such that Float(<<TYPE Duration>>d) = <<TYPE Real>> r
> if the spelling(d) == spelling(r)
> for example Float(<<TYPE Duration>>12.34) is equivalent to <<TYPE
> Real>>12.34
> then it would be possible to covert a time value to an Real or Integer:

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