[chuck-users] print absolute time in chuck

Chiel ten Brinke ctenbrinke at gmail.com
Mon May 2 12:11:52 EDT 2016


Thanks for you response. I'm gonna try that out right away,

By the way, wouldn't it be nice if this could be done more easily?
Especially since ChucK is really into all the timey wimey stuff :)


On Mon, May 2, 2016 at 10:56 AM, Gonzalo <gonzalo at dense13.com> wrote:

> I had a similar problem a while ago, Perry Cook suggested this, it might
> be of help:
>
> One way to do it would be to pass it in
> as an argument or other when you run ChucK.
> This example uses stdin to read the output
> of a <date> command in the shell:
>
> // TestDate.ck  Perry R. Cook, Dec. 2014
> ConsoleInput stdin;     // gonna read from here
> stdin.prompt("") => now; // wait until something comes in
> string datetime; // date and time
> string datetimenow; // plus time since chuck invoked tacked on
> while (stdin.more())  {  stdin.getLine() => datetime;  } // read input
> datetime.setCharAt(9,'-'); // replace time string colons
> datetime.setCharAt(12,'-'); // with dashes instead
> datetime+"-"+Std.ftoa(now/second,4) => datetimenow; // tack on time since
> chuck invoked
> <<< datetimenow >>>;
> // If you want to continue making updated unique
> // strings, just keep redoing the datetimenow line
> 1.5*second => now;
> datetime+"-"+Std.ftoa(now/second,4) => datetimenow; // tack on time since
> chuck invoked
> <<< datetimenow >>>;
>
> To use this:
>
> date +"%m%d%y-%T" | chuck TestDate.ck
>
> Outputs (date-H-M-S-now):
>
> "120614-15-00-09-0.0000" : (string)
> "120614-15-00-09-1.5000" : (string)
>
>
>
>
> On 2/05/2016 9:53 AM, Chiel ten Brinke wrote:
>
>> I would like to figure out the source of latency from chuck interacting
>> with another application via OSC. To do that, I want to print timestamps
>> of messages sent and received and compare these.
>> But here's the thing:
>>
>> How do I print the absolute current time in chuck? The variable `now`
>> only seems to hold the time from the start of the process.
>>
>>
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