CIGAL Reference Manual, Chapter 3 (Functions): TIME
usage: timebuf = time() ; return time and date
or: time(0) ; reset stopwatch
or: timeval = time(1) ; return elapsed time
TIME can be used either to get the absolute time and date, or to measure elapsed time as a stopwatch. If it is called with no arguments, TIME returns an integer array with 7 elements:
0 Year 1 Month (1-12) 2 Day (1-31) 3 Hour (0-23) 4 Minute (0-59) 5 Second (0-59) 6 Hundredth (0-99)
If TIME is called with an argument, it functions as a stopwatch. If the argument is 0, the stopwatch is reset to 0. If the argument is non-zero, TIME returns the amount of time elapsed since the last reset (time(0)) call. The elapsed time is returned in seconds as a floating point number.
ALARM(2), DAY(4), HOUR(4), SECS(4)