Go offers extensive support for times and durations;
here are some examples.





import "fmt"
import "time"


func main() {
p := fmt.Println

We’ll start by getting the current time.


You can build a time struct by providing the
year, month, day, etc. Times are always associated
with a Location , i.e. time zone.

then := time.Date(
2009, 11, 17, 20, 34, 58, 651387237, time.UTC)
p(then)

You can extract the various components of the time
value as expected.

p(then.Year())
p(then.Month())
p(then.Day())
p(then.Hour())
p(then.Minute())
p(then.Second())
p(then.Nanosecond())
p(then.Location())

The MondaySunday Weekday is also available.


These methods compare two times, testing if the
first occurs before, after, or at the same time
as the second, respectively.

p(then.Before(now))
p(then.After(now))
p(then.Equal(now))

The Sub methods returns a Duration representing
the interval between two times.

diff := now.Sub(then)
p(diff)

We can compute the length of the duration in
various units.

p(diff.Hours())
p(diff.Minutes())
p(diff.Seconds())
p(diff.Nanoseconds())

You can use Add to advance a time by a given
duration, or with a  to move backwards by a
duration.

p(then.Add(diff))
p(then.Add(diff))
}
