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Re^2: Epoch time in milliseconds: Is there a better way?by logan (Curate)
|on Nov 25, 2008 at 06:08 UTC||Need Help??|
Yup, microseconds. You are correct, sir. I will endeavor to more closely RTFM.
What use are you putting the result to?
What I'm doing is simulating a browser transaction and one of the required parameters is epoch time in milliseconds. I don't actually need the result to be millisecond accurate. I just need to pass a 13-digit number with no decimals as one of the parameters in the request. While millisecond accuracy would be nice, all I really need is for the number to be the right number of digits and for the value to be accurate to within a minute or two.
Why not use the scalar context floating point result instead of a nasty string concatenation that will fail in nasty ways about 1/10th of the time?
Ah! I think I get it:
One line, no sprintf, and it's definitely a number so a potential future s/printf won't choke.