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NAME

       Time::Seconds - a simple API to convert seconds to other date values

SYNOPSIS

           use Time::Piece;
           use Time::Seconds;

           my $t = localtime;
           $t += ONE_DAY;

           my $t2 = localtime;
           my $s = $t - $t2;

           print "Difference is: ", $s->days, "\n";

DESCRIPTION

       This module is part of the Time::Piece distribution. It allows the user to find out the
       number of minutes, hours, days, weeks or years in a given number of seconds. It is
       returned by Time::Piece when you delta two Time::Piece objects.

       Time::Seconds also exports the following constants:

           ONE_DAY
           ONE_WEEK
           ONE_HOUR
           ONE_MINUTE
           ONE_MONTH
           ONE_YEAR
           ONE_FINANCIAL_MONTH
           LEAP_YEAR
           NON_LEAP_YEAR

       Since perl does not (yet?) support constant objects, these constants are in seconds only,
       so you cannot, for example, do this: "print ONE_WEEK->minutes;"

METHODS

       The following methods are available:

           my $val = Time::Seconds->new(SECONDS)
           $val->seconds;
           $val->minutes;
           $val->hours;
           $val->days;
           $val->weeks;
           $val->months;
           $val->financial_months; # 30 days
           $val->years;
           $val->pretty; # gives English representation of the delta

       The usual arithmetic (+,-,+=,-=) is also available on the objects.

       The methods make the assumption that there are 24 hours in a day, 7 days in a week,
       365.24225 days in a year and 12 months in a year.  (from The Calendar FAQ at
       http://www.tondering.dk/claus/calendar.html)

AUTHOR

       Matt Sergeant, matt@sergeant.org

       Tobias Brox, tobiasb@tobiasb.funcom.com

       Balázs Szabó (dLux), dlux@kapu.hu

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

       Copyright 2001, Larry Wall.

       This module is free software, you may distribute it under the same terms as Perl.

Bugs

       Currently the methods aren't as efficient as they could be, for reasons of clarity. This
       is probably a bad idea.