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right-now stable

Get the quickest, most high-resolution timestamp possible in node or the browser.

Instead of returning the date, right-now may use,, +new Date or process.hrtime to get a timestamp suitable for measuring intervals of time. Handy for both animation loops and precision benchmarking.

It's pretty small but saves me writing this boilerplate every time :)


npm install right-now



Returns a timestamp. In node, this uses process.hrtime. In the browser, support for the following is checked in this order:

  • +new Date