love / src / modules / timer / Timer.h

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#include "common/Module.h"

namespace love
namespace timer

class Timer : public Module

	 * Destructor.
	virtual ~Timer() {}

	 * Measures the time between this call and the previous call,
	 * and updates internal values accordinly.
	virtual void step() = 0;

	 * Tries to sleep for the specified amount of time. The precision is
	 * usually 1ms.
	 * @param seconds The number of seconds to sleep for.
	virtual void sleep(double seconds) const = 0;

	 * Gets the time between the last two frames, assuming step is called
	 * each frame.
	virtual double getDelta() const = 0;

	 * Gets the average FPS over the last second. Beucase the value is only updated
	 * once per second, it does not look erratic when displayed on screen.
	 * @return The "current" FPS.
	virtual int getFPS() const = 0;

	 * Gets the average delta time (seconds per frame) over the last second.
	virtual double getAverageDelta() const = 0;

	 * Gets the amount of time passed since an unspecified time. Useful for
	 * profiling code or measuring intervals. The time is microsecond-precise,
	 * and increases monotonically.
	 * @return The time (in seconds)
	virtual double getTime() const = 0;

}; // Timer

} // timer
} // love

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