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ticks
Basics
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Type
Function
Syntax
the ticks ticks()
Introduced
1.0
Environment
Desktop, Web and Server
Platform Support
MacOS,Mac OS X,Windows,Linux
Security
None required
Summary
Returns the number of ticks since the start of the eon.
Examples

the ticks
put the ticks - startTicks into elapsedTicks

Additional Comments
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Use the ticks function to time events that must be checked more often than once per second.

Value:

The ticks function returns a positive integer.

Comments:

Unlike HyperTalk's "ticks" function, the ticks function returns the total number of ticks since midnight GMT, January 1, 1970, rather than the total number of ticks since the last system startup.

A tick is one-sixtieth of a second. If you don't need to time events with this much precision, use the seconds function. If you need to time events with greater precision, use the milliseconds function.

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