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Manual Reference Pages  -  TIME::WARP (3)

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NAME

Time::Warp - control over the flow of time

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS



    use Time::Warp qw(scale to time);

    to(time + 5);  # 5 seconds ahead
    scale(2);      # make time flow twice normal



DESCRIPTION

Our external experience unfolds in 3 1/2 dimensions (time has a dimensionality of 1/2). The Time::Warp module offers developers control over the measurement of time.

API

o to($desired_time)

The theory of relativity asserts that all physical laws are enforced relative to the observer. Since the starting point of time is arbitrary, it is permissable to change it. This has the effect of making it appear as if time is moving forwards or backward instanteously. For example, on some types of operating systems time starts at Wed Dec 31 19:00:00 1969 (this will likely change as we approach 2030 and with the acceptance of 64-bit CPUs).



  to(time + 60*60);       # 1 hour ahead



o scale($factor)

Changes the speed at which time is progressing.



  scale(scale * 2);   # double the speed of time



Note that it is not possible to stop time or cause it to reverse since this is forbidden by the second law of thermodynamics.

ALSO SEE

Time::HiRes and Event.

SUPPORT

Please direct your insights or complaints to perl-loop@perl.org.

DISCLAIMER

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED AS IS AND WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THIS IS NOT A TIME MACHINE. THIS MODULE CANNOT BE USED TO VIOLATE THE SECOND LAW OF THERMODYNAMICS.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright X 1999, 2000 Joshua Nathaniel Pritikin. All rights reserved. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.
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