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A simple and elegant way to add timer functionality to your projects. Adds class method :timer and instance method :verbose to Time class.


Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'easy_timer'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install easy_timer


Calling timer will return a time object.

Time.timer{sleep 1} #=> Time object

Calling verbose on a Time instance will return a formatted string.

Time.timer{sleep 1}.verbose #=> 1.00 seconds + 2.days + 2.hours + 2.minutes + 2.22.seconds) #=> "2 weeks 2 days 2 hours 2 minutes 2.22 seconds" #=> "1 week 1 day 1 hour 1 minute 1.11 seconds"

You can also pass :v => true or :verbose => true.

Time.timer(:v => true){sleep 1} #=> 1.00 seconds

A practical usage would be:

puts Time.timer do
 Model.update_all({:criteria => false}, {:criteria => true})
 puts "All models with criteria=false have been updated."


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