In brief, I have:
startTime (When my interval chain will start) repeatEveryMinuteInterval (Repeat every minute of this action) duration (Duration of the action)
It builds the chain of the intervals. Example 1:
StartTime - 15:00 UTC 9/19/2022 repeatEveryMinuteInterval - 15 duration - 5 minutes 15:00 - 15:05 15:15 - 15:20 15:30 - 15:35 15:45 - 15:50 16:00 - 16:05 // as it is endless it will iterate an infinite number of times
StartTime - 03:07 UTC 10/19/2022 repeatEveryMinuteInterval - 30 duration - 5 minutes 03:07- 03:12 03:37- 03:12 04:07- 04:12 // as it is endless it will iterate an infinite number of times
My question is: as these 2 interval chains do not have an end, how can I know that they wouldn’t overlap in the future?
I assume, that 2 intervals overlap if they share the same time even partially.
15:30 - 15:45 15:25 - 15:31 They are overlapping as they both have 15:30 - 15:31 in the intervals.
From the implementation point of view, I have figured out 3 ways, and all of them are dummy )
1.) Assume post that they will overlap as it is an endless set and impossible to calculate and have a consistent result.
2.) To calculate maybe the next 1000 of the iterations and compare. The thing is that I don’t know how many times should i iterate to have a valid result and for this operation not to take a lot of time to calculate.
UPD: If anyone has a solution with or without time zones, I will be glad to communicate. Thanks
I am reopening my question as a received update from the CryptoFool that this problem can be solved.
How to know – will 2 repeatable intervals overlap in the future
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