sealed abstract class Duration extends Serializable with Ordered[Duration]
Utility for working with java.util.concurrent.TimeUnit durations.
This class is not meant as a general purpose representation of time, it is
optimized for the needs of scala.concurrent
.
Basic Usage
Examples:
import scala.concurrent.duration._ val duration = Duration(100, MILLISECONDS) val duration = Duration(100, "millis") duration.toNanos duration < 1.second duration <= Duration.Inf
Invoking inexpressible conversions (like calling toSeconds
on an infinite duration) will throw an IllegalArgumentException.
Implicits are also provided for Int, Long and Double. Example usage:
import scala.concurrent.duration._ val duration = 100 millis
The DSL provided by the implicit conversions always allows construction of finite durations, even for infinite Double inputs; use Duration.Inf instead.
Extractors, parsing and arithmetic are also included:
val d = Duration("1.2 µs") val Duration(length, unit) = 5 millis val d2 = d * 2.5 val d3 = d2 + 1.millisecond
Handling of Time Units
Calculations performed on finite durations always retain the more precise unit of either operand, no matter whether a coarser unit would be able to exactly express the same duration. This means that Duration can be used as a lossless container for a (length, unit) pair if it is constructed using the corresponding methods and no arithmetic is performed on it; adding/subtracting durations should in that case be done with care.
Correspondence to Double Semantics
The semantics of arithmetic operations on Duration are twofold:
 exact addition/subtraction with nanosecond resolution for finite durations, independent of the summands' magnitude
 isomorphic to
java.lang.Double
when it comes to infinite or undefined values
The conversion between Duration and Double is done using Duration.toUnit (with unit NANOSECONDS) and Duration.fromNanos(Double)
Ordering
The default ordering is consistent with the ordering of Double numbers, which means that Undefined is considered greater than all other durations, including Duration.Inf.
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abstract
def
*(factor: Double): Duration
Return this duration multiplied by the scalar factor.
Return this duration multiplied by the scalar factor. When involving nonfinite factors the semantics match those of Double.
 Exceptions thrown
IllegalArgumentException
in case of a finite overflow: the range of a finite duration is +(2^631)ns, and no conversion to infinite durations takes place.

abstract
def
+(other: Duration): Duration
Return the sum of that duration and this.
Return the sum of that duration and this. When involving nonfinite summands the semantics match those of Double.
 Exceptions thrown
IllegalArgumentException
in case of a finite overflow: the range of a finite duration is +(2^631)ns, and no conversion to infinite durations takes place.

abstract
def
(other: Duration): Duration
Return the difference of that duration and this.
Return the difference of that duration and this. When involving nonfinite summands the semantics match those of Double.
 Exceptions thrown
IllegalArgumentException
in case of a finite overflow: the range of a finite duration is +(2^631)ns, and no conversion to infinite durations takes place.

abstract
def
/(divisor: Duration): Double
Return the quotient of this and that duration as floatingpoint number.
Return the quotient of this and that duration as floatingpoint number. The semantics are determined by Double as if calculating the quotient of the nanosecond lengths of both factors.

abstract
def
/(divisor: Double): Duration
Return this duration divided by the scalar factor.
Return this duration divided by the scalar factor. When involving nonfinite factors the semantics match those of Double.
 Exceptions thrown
IllegalArgumentException
in case of a finite overflow: the range of a finite duration is +(2^631)ns, and no conversion to infinite durations takes place.

abstract
def
compare(that: Duration): Int
Result of comparing
this
with operandthat
.Result of comparing
this
with operandthat
.Implement this method to determine how instances of A will be sorted.
Returns
x
where:x < 0
whenthis < that
x == 0
whenthis == that
x > 0
whenthis > that
 Definition Classes
 Ordered

abstract
def
isFinite(): Boolean
This method returns whether this duration is finite, which is not the same as
!isInfinite
for Double because this method also returnsfalse
for Duration.Undefined. 
abstract
def
length: Long
Obtain the length of this Duration measured in the unit obtained by the
unit
method.Obtain the length of this Duration measured in the unit obtained by the
unit
method. Exceptions thrown
IllegalArgumentException
when invoked on a nonfinite duration

abstract
def
toCoarsest: Duration
Return duration which is equal to this duration but with a coarsest Unit, or self in case it is already the coarsest Unit
Return duration which is equal to this duration but with a coarsest Unit, or self in case it is already the coarsest Unit
Examples:
Duration(60, MINUTES).toCoarsest // Duration(1, HOURS) Duration(1000, MILLISECONDS).toCoarsest // Duration(1, SECONDS) Duration(48, HOURS).toCoarsest // Duration(2, DAYS) Duration(5, SECONDS).toCoarsest // Duration(5, SECONDS)

abstract
def
toDays: Long
Return the length of this duration measured in whole days, rounding towards zero.
Return the length of this duration measured in whole days, rounding towards zero.
 Exceptions thrown
IllegalArgumentException
when invoked on a nonfinite duration

abstract
def
toHours: Long
Return the length of this duration measured in whole hours, rounding towards zero.
Return the length of this duration measured in whole hours, rounding towards zero.
 Exceptions thrown
IllegalArgumentException
when invoked on a nonfinite duration

abstract
def
toMicros: Long
Return the length of this duration measured in whole microseconds, rounding towards zero.
Return the length of this duration measured in whole microseconds, rounding towards zero.
 Exceptions thrown
IllegalArgumentException
when invoked on a nonfinite duration

abstract
def
toMillis: Long
Return the length of this duration measured in whole milliseconds, rounding towards zero.
Return the length of this duration measured in whole milliseconds, rounding towards zero.
 Exceptions thrown
IllegalArgumentException
when invoked on a nonfinite duration

abstract
def
toMinutes: Long
Return the length of this duration measured in whole minutes, rounding towards zero.
Return the length of this duration measured in whole minutes, rounding towards zero.
 Exceptions thrown
IllegalArgumentException
when invoked on a nonfinite duration

abstract
def
toNanos: Long
Return the length of this duration measured in whole nanoseconds, rounding towards zero.
Return the length of this duration measured in whole nanoseconds, rounding towards zero.
 Exceptions thrown
IllegalArgumentException
when invoked on a nonfinite duration

abstract
def
toSeconds: Long
Return the length of this duration measured in whole seconds, rounding towards zero.
Return the length of this duration measured in whole seconds, rounding towards zero.
 Exceptions thrown
IllegalArgumentException
when invoked on a nonfinite duration

abstract
def
toUnit(unit: TimeUnit): Double
Return the number of nanoseconds as floating point number, scaled down to the given unit.
Return the number of nanoseconds as floating point number, scaled down to the given unit. The result may not precisely represent this duration due to the Double datatype's inherent limitations (mantissa size effectively 53 bits). Nonfinite durations are represented as
 Duration.Undefined is mapped to Double.NaN
 Duration.Inf is mapped to Double.PositiveInfinity
 Duration.MinusInf is mapped to Double.NegativeInfinity

abstract
def
unary_: Duration
Negate this duration.
Negate this duration. The only two values which are mapped to themselves are Duration.Zero and Duration.Undefined.

abstract
def
unit: TimeUnit
Obtain the time unit in which the length of this duration is measured.
Obtain the time unit in which the length of this duration is measured.
 Exceptions thrown
IllegalArgumentException
when invoked on a nonfinite duration
Concrete Value Members

final
def
!=(arg0: Any): Boolean
Test two objects for inequality.
Test two objects for inequality.
 returns
true
if !(this == that), false otherwise.
 Definition Classes
 AnyRef → Any

final
def
##(): Int
Equivalent to
x.hashCode
except for boxed numeric types andnull
.Equivalent to
x.hashCode
except for boxed numeric types andnull
. For numerics, it returns a hash value which is consistent with value equality: if two value type instances compare as true, then ## will produce the same hash value for each of them. Fornull
returns a hashcode wherenull.hashCode
throws aNullPointerException
. returns
a hash value consistent with ==
 Definition Classes
 AnyRef → Any

def
>[B](y: B): (Duration, B)
 Implicit
 This member is added by an implicit conversion from Duration to ArrowAssoc[Duration] performed by method ArrowAssoc in scala.Predef.
 Definition Classes
 ArrowAssoc
 Annotations
 @inline()

def
<(that: Duration): Boolean
Returns true if
this
is less thanthat
Returns true if
this
is less thanthat
 Definition Classes
 Ordered

def
<=(that: Duration): Boolean
Returns true if
this
is less than or equal tothat
.Returns true if
this
is less than or equal tothat
. Definition Classes
 Ordered

final
def
==(arg0: Any): Boolean
The expression
x == that
is equivalent toif (x eq null) that eq null else x.equals(that)
.The expression
x == that
is equivalent toif (x eq null) that eq null else x.equals(that)
. returns
true
if the receiver object is equivalent to the argument;false
otherwise.
 Definition Classes
 AnyRef → Any

def
>(that: Duration): Boolean
Returns true if
this
is greater thanthat
.Returns true if
this
is greater thanthat
. Definition Classes
 Ordered

def
>=(that: Duration): Boolean
Returns true if
this
is greater than or equal tothat
.Returns true if
this
is greater than or equal tothat
. Definition Classes
 Ordered

final
def
asInstanceOf[T0]: T0
Cast the receiver object to be of type
T0
.Cast the receiver object to be of type
T0
.Note that the success of a cast at runtime is modulo Scala's erasure semantics. Therefore the expression
1.asInstanceOf[String]
will throw aClassCastException
at runtime, while the expressionList(1).asInstanceOf[List[String]]
will not. In the latter example, because the type argument is erased as part of compilation it is not possible to check whether the contents of the list are of the requested type. returns
the receiver object.
 Definition Classes
 Any
 Exceptions thrown
ClassCastException
if the receiver object is not an instance of the erasure of typeT0
.

def
clone(): AnyRef
Create a copy of the receiver object.

def
compareTo(that: Duration): Int
Result of comparing
this
with operandthat
.Result of comparing
this
with operandthat
. Definition Classes
 Ordered → Comparable

def
div(other: Duration): Double
Return the quotient of this and that duration as floatingpoint number.
Return the quotient of this and that duration as floatingpoint number. The semantics are determined by Double as if calculating the quotient of the nanosecond lengths of both factors.

def
div(divisor: Double): Duration
Return this duration divided by the scalar factor.
Return this duration divided by the scalar factor. When involving nonfinite factors the semantics match those of Double.
 Exceptions thrown
IllegalArgumentException
in case of a finite overflow: the range of a finite duration is +(2^631)ns, and no conversion to infinite durations takes place.

def
ensuring(cond: (Duration) ⇒ Boolean, msg: ⇒ Any): Duration
 Implicit
 This member is added by an implicit conversion from Duration to Ensuring[Duration] performed by method Ensuring in scala.Predef.
 Definition Classes
 Ensuring

def
ensuring(cond: (Duration) ⇒ Boolean): Duration
 Implicit
 This member is added by an implicit conversion from Duration to Ensuring[Duration] performed by method Ensuring in scala.Predef.
 Definition Classes
 Ensuring

def
ensuring(cond: Boolean, msg: ⇒ Any): Duration
 Implicit
 This member is added by an implicit conversion from Duration to Ensuring[Duration] performed by method Ensuring in scala.Predef.
 Definition Classes
 Ensuring

def
ensuring(cond: Boolean): Duration
 Implicit
 This member is added by an implicit conversion from Duration to Ensuring[Duration] performed by method Ensuring in scala.Predef.
 Definition Classes
 Ensuring

final
def
eq(arg0: AnyRef): Boolean
Tests whether the argument (
that
) is a reference to the receiver object (this
).Tests whether the argument (
that
) is a reference to the receiver object (this
).The
eq
method implements an equivalence relation on nonnull instances ofAnyRef
, and has three additional properties: It is consistent: for any nonnull instances
x
andy
of typeAnyRef
, multiple invocations ofx.eq(y)
consistently returnstrue
or consistently returnsfalse
.  For any nonnull instance
x
of typeAnyRef
,x.eq(null)
andnull.eq(x)
returnsfalse
. null.eq(null)
returnstrue
.
When overriding the
equals
orhashCode
methods, it is important to ensure that their behavior is consistent with reference equality. Therefore, if two objects are references to each other (o1 eq o2
), they should be equal to each other (o1 == o2
) and they should hash to the same value (o1.hashCode == o2.hashCode
). returns
true
if the argument is a reference to the receiver object;false
otherwise.
 Definition Classes
 AnyRef
 It is consistent: for any nonnull instances

def
equals(arg0: Any): Boolean
The equality method for reference types.

def
finalize(): Unit
Called by the garbage collector on the receiver object when there are no more references to the object.
Called by the garbage collector on the receiver object when there are no more references to the object.
The details of when and if the
finalize
method is invoked, as well as the interaction betweenfinalize
and nonlocal returns and exceptions, are all platform dependent. 
def
formatted(fmtstr: String): String
Returns string formatted according to given
format
string.Returns string formatted according to given
format
string. Format strings are as forString.format
(@see java.lang.String.format). Implicit
 This member is added by an implicit conversion from Duration to StringFormat[Duration] performed by method StringFormat in scala.Predef.
 Definition Classes
 StringFormat
 Annotations
 @inline()

final
def
getClass(): Class[_]
Returns the runtime class representation of the object.
Returns the runtime class representation of the object.
 returns
a class object corresponding to the runtime type of the receiver.
 Definition Classes
 AnyRef → Any
 def gt(other: Duration): Boolean
 def gteq(other: Duration): Boolean

def
hashCode(): Int
The hashCode method for reference types.

final
def
isInstanceOf[T0]: Boolean
Test whether the dynamic type of the receiver object is
T0
.Test whether the dynamic type of the receiver object is
T0
.Note that the result of the test is modulo Scala's erasure semantics. Therefore the expression
1.isInstanceOf[String]
will returnfalse
, while the expressionList(1).isInstanceOf[List[String]]
will returntrue
. In the latter example, because the type argument is erased as part of compilation it is not possible to check whether the contents of the list are of the specified type. returns
true
if the receiver object is an instance of erasure of typeT0
;false
otherwise.
 Definition Classes
 Any
 def lt(other: Duration): Boolean
 def lteq(other: Duration): Boolean

def
max(other: Duration): Duration
Return the larger of this and that duration as determined by the natural ordering.

def
min(other: Duration): Duration
Return the smaller of this and that duration as determined by the natural ordering.

def
minus(other: Duration): Duration
Return the difference of that duration and this.
Return the difference of that duration and this. When involving nonfinite summands the semantics match those of Double.
 Exceptions thrown
IllegalArgumentException
in case of a finite overflow: the range of a finite duration is +(2^631)ns, and no conversion to infinite durations takes place.

def
mul(factor: Double): Duration
Return this duration multiplied by the scalar factor.
Return this duration multiplied by the scalar factor. When involving nonfinite factors the semantics match those of Double.
 Exceptions thrown
IllegalArgumentException
in case of a finite overflow: the range of a finite duration is +(2^631)ns, and no conversion to infinite durations takes place.

final
def
ne(arg0: AnyRef): Boolean
Equivalent to
!(this eq that)
.Equivalent to
!(this eq that)
. returns
true
if the argument is not a reference to the receiver object;false
otherwise.
 Definition Classes
 AnyRef

def
neg(): Duration
Negate this duration.
Negate this duration. The only two values which are mapped to themselves are Duration.Zero and Duration.Undefined.

final
def
notify(): Unit
Wakes up a single thread that is waiting on the receiver object's monitor.
Wakes up a single thread that is waiting on the receiver object's monitor.
 Definition Classes
 AnyRef
 Note
not specified by SLS as a member of AnyRef

final
def
notifyAll(): Unit
Wakes up all threads that are waiting on the receiver object's monitor.
Wakes up all threads that are waiting on the receiver object's monitor.
 Definition Classes
 AnyRef
 Note
not specified by SLS as a member of AnyRef

def
plus(other: Duration): Duration
Return the sum of that duration and this.
Return the sum of that duration and this. When involving nonfinite summands the semantics match those of Double.
 Exceptions thrown
IllegalArgumentException
in case of a finite overflow: the range of a finite duration is +(2^631)ns, and no conversion to infinite durations takes place.

def
productArity: Int
The arity of this product.

def
productElement(n: Int): Any
Returns the nth projection of this product if 0 <= n < productArity, otherwise throws an
IndexOutOfBoundsException
.Returns the nth projection of this product if 0 <= n < productArity, otherwise throws an
IndexOutOfBoundsException
. n
number of the projection to be returned
 returns
same as
._(n+1)
, for exampleproductElement(0)
is the same as._1
.

def
swap: (TimeUnit, Long)
Swaps the elements of this
Tuple
.Swaps the elements of this
Tuple
. returns
a new Tuple where the first element is the second element of this Tuple and the second element is the first element of this Tuple.
 Implicit
 This member is added by an implicit conversion from Duration to (Long, TimeUnit) performed by method durationToPair in scala.concurrent.duration.
 Definition Classes
 Tuple2

final
def
synchronized[T0](arg0: ⇒ T0): T0
 Definition Classes
 AnyRef

def
toString(): String
Creates a String representation of this object.
Creates a String representation of this object. The default representation is platform dependent. On the java platform it is the concatenation of the class name, "@", and the object's hashcode in hexadecimal.
 returns
a String representation of the object.
 Definition Classes
 AnyRef → Any

final
def
wait(): Unit
 Definition Classes
 AnyRef
 Annotations
 @throws( ... )

final
def
wait(arg0: Long, arg1: Int): Unit
 Definition Classes
 AnyRef
 Annotations
 @throws( ... )

final
def
wait(arg0: Long): Unit
 Definition Classes
 AnyRef
 Annotations
 @throws( ... )

def
→[B](y: B): (Duration, B)
 Implicit
 This member is added by an implicit conversion from Duration to ArrowAssoc[Duration] performed by method ArrowAssoc in scala.Predef.
 Definition Classes
 ArrowAssoc
Shadowed Implicit Value Members

def
+(other: String): String
 Implicit
 This member is added by an implicit conversion from Duration to any2stringadd[Duration] performed by method any2stringadd in scala.Predef.
 Shadowing
 This implicitly inherited member is shadowed by one or more members in this class.
To access this member you can use a type ascription:(duration: any2stringadd[Duration]).+(other)
 Definition Classes
 any2stringadd

def
<(that: Duration): Boolean
Returns true if
this
is less thanthat
Returns true if
this
is less thanthat
 Implicit
 This member is added by an implicit conversion from Duration to math.Ordered[Duration] performed by method orderingToOrdered in scala.math.Ordered.
 Shadowing
 This implicitly inherited member is shadowed by one or more members in this class.
To access this member you can use a type ascription:(duration: math.Ordered[Duration]).<(that)
 Definition Classes
 Ordered

def
<=(that: Duration): Boolean
Returns true if
this
is less than or equal tothat
.Returns true if
this
is less than or equal tothat
. Implicit
 This member is added by an implicit conversion from Duration to math.Ordered[Duration] performed by method orderingToOrdered in scala.math.Ordered.
 Shadowing
 This implicitly inherited member is shadowed by one or more members in this class.
To access this member you can use a type ascription:(duration: math.Ordered[Duration]).<=(that)
 Definition Classes
 Ordered

def
>(that: Duration): Boolean
Returns true if
this
is greater thanthat
.Returns true if
this
is greater thanthat
. Implicit
 This member is added by an implicit conversion from Duration to math.Ordered[Duration] performed by method orderingToOrdered in scala.math.Ordered.
 Shadowing
 This implicitly inherited member is shadowed by one or more members in this class.
To access this member you can use a type ascription:(duration: math.Ordered[Duration]).>(that)
 Definition Classes
 Ordered

def
>=(that: Duration): Boolean
Returns true if
this
is greater than or equal tothat
.Returns true if
this
is greater than or equal tothat
. Implicit
 This member is added by an implicit conversion from Duration to math.Ordered[Duration] performed by method orderingToOrdered in scala.math.Ordered.
 Shadowing
 This implicitly inherited member is shadowed by one or more members in this class.
To access this member you can use a type ascription:(duration: math.Ordered[Duration]).>=(that)
 Definition Classes
 Ordered

def
compare(that: Duration): Int
Result of comparing
this
with operandthat
.Result of comparing
this
with operandthat
.Implement this method to determine how instances of A will be sorted.
Returns
x
where:x < 0
whenthis < that
x == 0
whenthis == that
x > 0
whenthis > that
 Implicit
 This member is added by an implicit conversion from Duration to math.Ordered[Duration] performed by method orderingToOrdered in scala.math.Ordered.
 Shadowing
 This implicitly inherited member is shadowed by one or more members in this class.
To access this member you can use a type ascription:(duration: math.Ordered[Duration]).compare(that)
 Definition Classes
 Ordered

def
compareTo(that: Duration): Int
Result of comparing
this
with operandthat
.Result of comparing
this
with operandthat
. Implicit
 This member is added by an implicit conversion from Duration to math.Ordered[Duration] performed by method orderingToOrdered in scala.math.Ordered.
 Shadowing
 This implicitly inherited member is shadowed by one or more members in this class.
To access this member you can use a type ascription:(duration: math.Ordered[Duration]).compareTo(that)
 Definition Classes
 Ordered → Comparable

def
toString(): String
Creates a String representation of this object.
Creates a String representation of this object. The default representation is platform dependent. On the java platform it is the concatenation of the class name, "@", and the object's hashcode in hexadecimal.
 returns
a String representation of the object.
 Implicit
 This member is added by an implicit conversion from Duration to (Long, TimeUnit) performed by method durationToPair in scala.concurrent.duration.
 Shadowing
 This implicitly inherited member is shadowed by one or more members in this class.
To access this member you can use a type ascription:(duration: (Long, TimeUnit)).toString()
 Definition Classes
 Tuple2 → AnyRef → Any
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The scala package contains core types like
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,Float
,Array
orOption
which are accessible in all Scala compilation units without explicit qualification or imports.Notable packages include:
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 Immutable, sequential datastructures such asVector
,List
,Range
,HashMap
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 Mutable, sequential datastructures such asArrayBuffer
,StringBuilder
,HashMap
orHashSet
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 Mutable, concurrent datastructures such asTrieMap
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 Immutable, parallel datastructures such asParVector
,ParRange
,ParHashMap
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 Primitives for concurrent programming such asFutures
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