Effect type and function for accessing the current machine's date and time.
now with Spago:
spago install now
The functions provided by
now can be used to get the current date and time from the current machine's system clock.
Here are two example functions that print out the current year and time:
import Prelude import Data.DateTime import Data.Enum import Effect import Effect.Console import Effect.Now printCurrentYear :: Effect Unit printCurrentYear = do currentDate <- nowDate let currentYear = fromEnum $ year currentDate :: Int log $ "The current year is " <> show currentYear printCurrentTime :: Effect Unit printCurrentTime = do currentTime <- nowTime let currentHour = fromEnum $ hour currentTime :: Int currentMinute = fromEnum $ minute currentTime :: Int log $ "The current time is " <> show currentHour <> ":" <> show currentMinute
We can then try these functions out in a REPL:
> printCurrentYear The current year is 2021 > printCurrentTime The current time is 1:54
now documentation is stored in a few places:
- Module documentation is published on Pursuit.
- Written documentation is kept in the docs directory.
- Usage examples can be found in the test suite.
If you get stuck, there are several ways to get help:
- Open an issue if you have encountered a bug or problem.
- Ask general questions on the PureScript Discourse forum or the PureScript Discord chat.
You can contribute to
now in several ways:
If you encounter a problem or have a question, please open an issue. We'll do our best to work with you to resolve or answer it.
If you would like to contribute code, tests, or documentation, please read the contributor guide. It's a short, helpful introduction to contributing to this library, including development instructions.
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