1.8.0[][src]Struct std::time::Instant

pub struct Instant(_);

A measurement of a monotonically nondecreasing clock. Opaque and useful only with Duration.

Instants are always guaranteed to be no less than any previously measured instant when created, and are often useful for tasks such as measuring benchmarks or timing how long an operation takes.

Note, however, that instants are not guaranteed to be steady. In other words, each tick of the underlying clock may not be the same length (e.g. some seconds may be longer than others). An instant may jump forwards or experience time dilation (slow down or speed up), but it will never go backwards.

Instants are opaque types that can only be compared to one another. There is no method to get "the number of seconds" from an instant. Instead, it only allows measuring the duration between two instants (or comparing two instants).

The size of an Instant struct may vary depending on the target operating system.

Example:

use std::time::{Duration, Instant};
use std::thread::sleep;

fn main() {
   let now = Instant::now();

   // we sleep for 2 seconds
   sleep(Duration::new(2, 0));
   // it prints '2'
   println!("{}", now.elapsed().as_secs());
}Run

Methods

impl Instant
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Returns an instant corresponding to "now".

Examples

use std::time::Instant;

let now = Instant::now();Run

Returns the amount of time elapsed from another instant to this one.

Panics

This function will panic if earlier is later than self.

Examples

use std::time::{Duration, Instant};
use std::thread::sleep;

let now = Instant::now();
sleep(Duration::new(1, 0));
let new_now = Instant::now();
println!("{:?}", new_now.duration_since(now));Run

Returns the amount of time elapsed since this instant was created.

Panics

This function may panic if the current time is earlier than this instant, which is something that can happen if an Instant is produced synthetically.

Examples

use std::thread::sleep;
use std::time::{Duration, Instant};

let instant = Instant::now();
let three_secs = Duration::from_secs(3);
sleep(three_secs);
assert!(instant.elapsed() >= three_secs);Run

Trait Implementations

impl Debug for Instant
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impl PartialEq<Instant> for Instant
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impl Eq for Instant
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impl Ord for Instant
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Compares and returns the maximum of two values. Read more

Compares and returns the minimum of two values. Read more

impl PartialOrd<Instant> for Instant
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impl Hash for Instant
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Feeds a slice of this type into the given [Hasher]. Read more

impl Copy for Instant
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impl Add<Duration> for Instant
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The resulting type after applying the + operator.

impl Sub<Duration> for Instant
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The resulting type after applying the - operator.

impl Sub<Instant> for Instant
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The resulting type after applying the - operator.

impl AddAssign<Duration> for Instant
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impl SubAssign<Duration> for Instant
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impl Clone for Instant
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Performs copy-assignment from source. Read more

Auto Trait Implementations

impl Send for Instant

impl Sync for Instant

Blanket Implementations

impl<T> From for T
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impl<T, U> TryFrom for T where
    T: From<U>, 
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🔬 This is a nightly-only experimental API. (try_from #33417)

The type returned in the event of a conversion error.

impl<T, U> TryInto for T where
    U: TryFrom<T>, 
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🔬 This is a nightly-only experimental API. (try_from #33417)

The type returned in the event of a conversion error.

impl<T, U> Into for T where
    U: From<T>, 
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impl<T> Borrow for T where
    T: ?Sized
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impl<T> BorrowMut for T where
    T: ?Sized
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impl<T> Any for T where
    T: 'static + ?Sized
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impl<T> ToOwned for T where
    T: Clone
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