It is almost never safe to assume your code is perfect

Kay C Lan lan.kc.macmail at gmail.com
Sat Oct 5 23:11:27 EDT 2013


Ah ha,

Now I do feel foolish. I'm sure I typed 'the long seconds mod 1' into the
message box but when I went back with the history feature I'd only typed
the seconds.

Now that is very very clever. I'll defintely be storing that one away.


On Sun, Oct 6, 2013 at 10:55 AM, J. Landman Gay <jacque at hyperactivesw.com>wrote:

> On 10/5/13 9:30 PM, Kay C Lan wrote:
>
>> On Fri, Oct 4, 2013 at 10:48 PM, Geoff Canyon <gcanyon at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>
>>  The switch to send in (1 - (the long seconds mod 1)) seconds was a
>>> very unexpected and exceedingly clever hack.
>>>
>>>
>> Sorry, I still don't get it.
>>
>> In the msg box:
>>
>> the long seconds mod 1
>>
>> always returns 0 --seems right.
>>
>
> I get zero and the fraction, for example: 0.034014
>
> So the clock uses that fraction to account for script time, and sends the
> next update exactly on the whole second.
>
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