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Re: Find average for time(Hr:Min:Sec)

by swampyankee (Parson)
on Dec 29, 2009 at 19:33 UTC ( #814806=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Find average for time(Hr:Min:Sec)

You've got an answer, with code, so I'm going to give you some generic advice.

When you're being asked to average or total anything, your first step will be to convert everything to a standard unit (for time, I'd pick seconds), do the arithmetic with that unit, and then convert it to something that is easier for people to read (I'd be happy with an answer like 85 531 seconds, but that's just me). Obviously, some error checking is required, including the obvious checks to make sure that the H:M:S times don't include nonsense, like 4:103:99


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[haukex]: Corion: Yes exactly, in the author tests I don't worry about portability as much, I also don't list the author tests' dependencies in Makefile.PL
[haukex]: I figure someone who wants to contribute will know how to install the missing modules ;-) Not the nicest way to go but I don't think many people are using my modules yet
[ambrus]: Corion: some of these stupid syntax highlighters assume that too. just look at the table in http://perldoc. perl.org/ functions/pack. html for example.
[haukex]: ..."yet" ;-) I haven't had to deal with Dist::Zilla yet but I've heard about how it's a big setup
[ambrus]: I really don't like automagic stuff. I'm happy when computers do exactly what I tell them, even if that means they sometimes do the wrong thing.
[ambrus]: And I don't much like syntax highlighters. If you need a syntax highlighter to understand your code, then your code is written unclear.

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