[erlang-questions] setting a timer for a given date and time

Hynek Vychodil <>
Tue Nov 4 17:12:49 CET 2008


I haven't found ({Date, Time}) -> {MegaSecs, Secs, MicroSecs} function.

On Tue, Nov 4, 2008 at 5:00 PM, Oscar Hellström <
> wrote:

> How about timer:now_diff/2
>
> Hynek Vychodil wrote:
> > calendar:time_difference/2 is signed as deprecated in documentation.
> >
> > On Tue, Nov 4, 2008 at 4:00 PM, Joel Reymont <
> > <mailto:>> wrote:
> >
> >     What is a robust way of setting a timer for a given UTC date and
> time?
> >
> >     I guess I can take the difference between now (UTC) and the given
> >     datetime using calendar:time_difference/2. This would give me seconds
> >     which I could multiply by 1000 to get the milliseconds the timer
> >     needs.
> >
> >     Would this be the best approach, though?
> >
> >        Thanks, Joel
> >
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