GetTime (CMS)

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Available since v3.0


Returns the number of milliseconds since the command was first called - or since the timer was reset!
Use this command for relative time measurements; for example: call getTime() at the beginning of an action & then again when the action has finished to get the time taken to perform said action!


Syntax:

getTime({flags=1, reset})


Example:

-- let's store the current time in a variable & then check it against current time!
local initialTime = getTime()

-- we'll use this function to check current time elapsed & decided what action to perform!
function checkTime()
 if getTime() >= initialTime + 3000 then -- if current time more than equals initial time + 3 seconds then ... 
  -- do some action!
  getTime({flags=1, reset=true}) -- let's reset timer back to zero!
 end
end

-- the checkTime() function would be most effective, if included inside a mainLoop event handler function


Arguments

none


Flags

r/reset
True resets timer back to zero; false does nothing (if no flags are set then reset will be false by default)


Return

time
The integer value of the current time (in ms)