Hi, Dave Whipp wrote: > Larry Wall wrote: >> The time function always returns the time in floating point. > > I don't understand why time() should return a numeric value at all. > Surely it should return a DateTime (or Time) object. Using epochs in a > high level language seems like a really bad thing to be doing. If I > want "duration since epoch" then I should subtract the epoch from the > time -- resulting in a duration (which may indeed be a floating point > value).
FWIW, I agree, but I'd like to propose standard overloadings: my $time = time; # some kind of Date/Time object say ~$time; # "Di 05 Jul 2005 20:01:42 CEST" say +$time; # seconds since the Perl 6 epoch # (2000-01-01 according to ) > For the sleep function, it seems reasonable to accept either a > DateTime or a Duration, or a number of seconds, > which would sleep either until the requested time, or for the > requested duration. --Ingo  http://groups.google.de/group/perl.perl6.internals/msg/a572113dc089481b -- Linux, the choice of a GNU | Elliptic paraboloids for sale. generation on a dual AMD | Athlon! |