date Reference

Report current date and time

date

Description

Reports the current date, time, or the number of 1/60th-second ticks since startup.

Examples

For pieces which change slowly, date can be used as a clock to trigger events

Arguments

None.

Attributes

Common Box Attributes

Messages

date

Outputs the current date as a list (month/day/year) out the left outlet.

ticks

Outputs the current value of Ticks (the number of 1/60ths of a second since system startup) out the right outlet.

time

Outputs the current time as a list (military hours/minutes/seconds) out the middle outlet.

Output

int

Out right outlet: When the ticks message is received, date sends the current value of Ticks.

list

Out left outlet: When the date message is received, date sends the current date as a list.

list

Out middle outlet: When the time message is received, date sends the current time as a list.

See Also

Name Description
Working With Projects Working With Projects
clocker
timer