A time travelling library for Go.
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timewarp #

A time travelling library for Go.

Using timewarp

TimeWarp is a thin warpper erm wrapper around Go's built-in time library.

package main
import (

func main() {
  now := timewarp.Warp(time.Now())
  fmt.Println("Hello there visitor! It's ", now)
  fmt.Println(fmt.Sprintf("(shh, it's acually %s)", now.Time))

Please remember at all times that Time property returns the underlying time.Time struct.


“Adding” or ”subtracting“ hours/minutes/seconds to/from the warped date can be performed with Add and Sub methods, respectively.

now.Add(h, m, s, ms, µs, ns)
now.Sub(h, m, s, ms, µs, ns)

now.Add(1).Sub(0, 3).Sub(0, 7, 0, 10)

Or with the accompanying helpers:


Please note that helper methods are available for weeks, days, hours, minutes and seconds.

Time travel

Besides Add and Sub, timewarp possesses a few more methods for smoother time travel within the day and the week.

fmt.Println("It's a new day…", now.BeginningOfDay())
fmt.Println("every 24 hours…", now.EndOfDay())

Methods BeginningOfDay and EndOfDay modify hh:mm:ss to 00:00:00 and 23:59:59, respectively.


FirstDayOfWeek returns date (at midnight) of the first day in the week - time.Monday if you're in the Europe, time.Sunday if you're in the US or time.Friday if you're a certain internet celebrity.

This is a generalised version of the previously mentioned method, it returns the date of a day in the current week:


if now.Next(time.Tuesday).IsChristmas() {
  fmt.Println("Christmas is on Tuesday! Woohoo!")
} else {
  fmt.Println("Not yet :(")
  if now.IsFriday() {
    fmt.Println("…but at least it's Friday!")

Next and Last do almost the same thing - except that they return the dates in the next or the previous week.

One more thing…

Timewarp packs a few more methods to stop you from repeating yourself (a common symptom of time travel):

timewarp.Now()           // => timewarp.Wrap(time.Now())
timewarp.Today()         // => Now().BeginningOfDay()
timewarp.Tomorrow()      // => Today().Tomorrow()
timewarp.Yesterday()     // => Today().Yesterday()
smtmYesterday.Since(now) // => string(yesterday - now)

Both Tomorrow and Yesterday are also available as methods on TimeWrap structs.

One one more thing…

Generated godocs are available josip.github.com/timewarp.


Timewarp is freely available under MMIT licence.