I am ZTimestamp. I am a Magnitude. I represent a point in time, a combination of a date and a time.
I am an alternative for DateAndTime and TimeStamp. I have second precision and live in the UTC/GMT/Zulu timezone. I use ISO/International conventions and protocols only. I support some essential arithmetic.
I have an efficient internal representation:
- jnd - the julian day number
- secs - the number of seconds since midnight, the beginning of the day
ZTimestamp now. ZTimestamp fromString: '1969-07-20T20:17:40Z'.
I am somewhat compatible with existing, standard Chronology objects. I correctly parse representations with a timezone designator and can print a representation in arbitrary timezones.
(ZTimestamp fromString: DateAndTime now truncated printString) localPrintString.
Use ConfigurationOfZTimestamp in http://mc.stfx.eu/Neo to load me.
I come with a number of related tools: ZTimestampFormat (example based date/time formatting and parsing), ZTimestampSNTPClient and ZTimestampPreciseSNTPClient (check clock synchronization).