Module time
Bindings for interacting with the time.
Usage is generally something as follows:
time_limit = time.get() + time.create( 0, 5, 0 ) player.msg( string.format("You only have %s left!", time.str(time.get()  time_limit)) ) Do stuff here
if time.get() > time_limit then  Limit is up end
Functions
create (cycles, periods, seconds)  Creates a time. 
add (t1, t2)  Adds two time metatables. 
sub (t1, t2)  Subtracts two time metatables. 
__eq (t1, t2)  Checks to see if two time are equal. 
__lt (t1, t2)  Checks to see if a time is strictly larger than another. 
__le (t1, t2)  Checks to see if a time is larger or equal to another. 
get ()  Gets the current time in internal representation time. 
str (t[, d=2])  Converts the time to a pretty human readable format. 
inc (t)  Increases or decreases the time. 
tonumber (t)  Gets a number representing this time. 
fromnumber (num)  Creates a time from a number representing it. 
Functions
 create (cycles, periods, seconds)

Creates a time. This can be absolute or relative.
( cycles, periods, seconds )
Parameters:
 cycles number Cycles for the new time.
 periods number Periods for the new time.
 seconds number Seconds for the new time.
Returns:

Time
A newly created time metatable.
Usage:
t = time.create( 591, 3271, 12801 )  Gets a time near when the incident happened.
 add (t1, t2)

Adds two time metatables.
Overrides the addition operator. ( t1, t2)
Parameters:
 t1 Time Time metatable to add to.
 t2 Time Time metatable added.
Usage:
new_time = time.get() + time.create( 0, 5, 0 )  Adds 5 periods to the current date
 sub (t1, t2)

Subtracts two time metatables.
Overrides the subtraction operator. ( t1, t2)
Parameters:
 t1 Time Time metatable to subtract from.
 t2 Time Time metatable subtracted.
Usage:
new_time = time.get()  time.create( 0, 3, 0 )  Subtracts 3 periods from the current date
 __eq (t1, t2)

Checks to see if two time are equal.
It is recommended to check with < and <= instead of ==. ( t1, t2 )
Parameters:
 t1 Time Time to compare for equality.
 t2 Time Time to compare for equality.
Returns:

boolean
true if they're equal.
Usage:
if time.create( 630, 5, 78) == time.get() then  do something if they match
 __lt (t1, t2)

Checks to see if a time is strictly larger than another. ( t1, t2 )
Parameters:
 t1 Time Time to see if is is smaller than t2.
 t2 Time Time see if is larger than t1.
Returns:

boolean
true if t1 < t2
Usage:
if time.create( 630, 5, 78) < time.get() then  do something if time is past UST 630:0005.78
 __le (t1, t2)

Checks to see if a time is larger or equal to another. ( t1, t2 )
Parameters:
 t1 Time Time to see if is is smaller or equal to than t2.
 t2 Time Time see if is larger or equal to than t1.
Returns:

boolean
true if t1 <= t2
Usage:
if time.create( 630, 5, 78) <= time.get() then  do something if time is past UST 630:0005.78
 get ()

Gets the current time in internal representation time. ()
Returns:

Time
Time in internal representation time.
Usage:
t = time.get()
 str (t[, d=2])

Converts the time to a pretty human readable format. ( t, d )
Parameters:
 t Time Time to convert to pretty format. If omitted, current time is used.
 d number Decimals to use for displaying seconds (should be between 0 and 5). (default 2)
Returns:

string
The time in human readable format.
Usage:
strt = time.str()  Gets current time
strt = time.str( time.get() + time.create(0,5,0) )  Gets time in 5 periods
strt = t:str()  Gets the string of t
 inc (t)

Increases or decreases the time. ( t )
Parameters:
 t Time Amount to increment or decrement the time by.
Usage:
time.inc( time.create(0,0,100) )  Increments the time by 100 seconds.
 tonumber (t)

Gets a number representing this time.
The best usage for this currently is mission variables. ( t )
Parameters:
 t Time Time to get number of.
Returns:

number
Number representing time.
Usage:
num = t:tonumber()  Getting the number from a time t
 fromnumber (num)

Creates a time from a number representing it.
The best usage for this currently is mission variables. ( num )
Parameters:
 num number Number to get time from.
Returns:

Time
Time representing number.
Usage:
t = time.fromnumber( t:tonumber() )  Should get the time t again