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Description

Converts a system time integer into a human-readable text representation.

Functional area

System

Command syntax

Syntax

formatTime time

Arguments

NameTypeRequiredComments
timeintyesSystem time previously obtained using getSystemTime.

Flags

None

Return value

string

Examples

// Calculate how long it takes to go through a 1,000,000
// iteration loop. It's about 3 seconds on a 3ghz machine.
int $i, $startTime, $endTime;
string $timeStr;

// Get the start time
$startTime = `getSystemTime`;
$timeStr = `formatTime $startTime`;
print $timeStr;

// Do an empty, lengthy loop
while( $i < 1000000 ){ $i += 1;}

// Get the end time
$endTime = `getSystemTime`;
$timeStr = `formatTime $endTime`;
print $timeStr;

// Now get the execution time
print int( $endTime - $startTime );

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