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Simplistic library for dealing with Durations

ABNF for Strings

The strings that this module outputs could be represented with the following ABNF, which is a subset of that found in RFC3339 for Durations:

   dur-second        = 1*DIGIT "S"
   dur-minute        = 1*DIGIT "M" [dur-second]
   dur-hour          = 1*DIGIT "H" [dur-minute]
   dur-time          = "T" (dur-hour / dur-minute / dur-second)

   duration          = "P" dur-time

Specifically, this module does not handle Years, Months, Days, or Weeks. It also doesn't accept fractional seconds (milli / nano seconds).

Example Strings

  PT20S       //  0 Hours,  0 Minutes, 20 Seconds
  PT10M       //  0 Hours, 10 Minutes,  0 Seconds
  PT1H        //  1 Hours,  0 Minutes,  0 Seconds
  PT1H20S     //  1 Hours,  0 Minutes, 20 Seconds
  PT1H10M     //  1 Hours, 10 Minutes,  0 Seconds
  PT1H10M20S  //  1 Hours, 10 Minutes, 20 Seconds
  PT26H10M20S // 26 Hours, 10 Minutes, 20 Seconds

Duration Object

When a method accepts or returns an object, it'll use the following structure:

    hours: Integer,
    minutes: Integer,
    seconds: Integer



Takes an integer and creates a Duration Object. See the source code for details, but seconds are used first, then minutes, then hours.

For example, fromSeconds(60) would return { hours: 0, minutes: 1, seconds: 0 }


Parses a given String using the format specified above. Returns an Duration Object.

toString(object | integer)

Accepts a Duration Object or a integer value representing the duration in seconds. When an integer argument is given, the value is first passed to fromSeconds, in order to get it's Duration Object representation.

Returns a String matching the ABNF listed above. In the case of the duration having a total length of 0 seconds, PT0S is returned, such that you still can parse it at a later date.

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