Nautical bell

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Task
Nautical bell
You are encouraged to solve this task according to the task description, using any language you may know.
Ship'sBell.jpg
Task

Write a small program that emulates a nautical bell producing a ringing bell pattern at certain times throughout the day.

The bell timing should be in accordance with Greenwich Mean Time, unless locale dictates otherwise.

It is permissible for the program to daemonize, or to slave off a scheduler, and it is permissible to use alternative notification methods (such as producing a written notice "Two Bells Gone"), if these are more usual for the system type.


Cf.



AppleScript[edit]

This version uses local time and speaks the bell rings using OS X's built-in speech synthesizer.

repeat
set {hours:h, minutes:m} to (current date)
if {0, 30} contains m then
set bells to (h mod 4) * 2 + (m div 30)
if bells is 0 then set bells to 4
set pairs to bells div 2
repeat pairs times
say "ding dong" using "Bells"
end repeat
if (bells mod 2) is 1 then
say "dong" using "Bells"
end if
end if
delay 60
end repeat

Alternatively, you could remove the forever loop and set it up to run every half hour via launchd or cron.

AWK[edit]

 
# syntax: GAWK -f NAUTICAL_BELL.AWK
BEGIN {
# sleep_cmd = "sleep 55s" # Unix
sleep_cmd = "TIMEOUT /T 55 >NUL" # MS-Windows
split("Middle,Morning,Forenoon,Afternoon,Dog,First",watch_arr,",")
split("One,Two,Three,Four,Five,Six,Seven,Eight",bells_arr,",")
simulate1day()
while (1) {
t = systime()
h = strftime("%H",t) + 0
m = strftime("%M",t) + 0
if (m == 0 || m == 30) {
nb(h,m)
while (systime() < t + 5) {}
}
system(sleep_cmd)
}
exit(0)
}
function nb(h,m, bells,hhmm,plural,sounds,watch) {
# hhmm = sprintf("%02d:%02d",h,m)
# if (hhmm == "00:00") { watch = 6 }
# else if (hhmm <= "04:00") { watch = 1 }
# else if (hhmm <= "08:00") { watch = 2 }
# else if (hhmm <= "12:00") { watch = 3 }
# else if (hhmm <= "16:00") { watch = 4 }
# else if (hhmm <= "20:00") { watch = 5 }
# else { watch = 6}
# determining watch: verbose & readable (above) vs. terse & cryptic (below)
watch = 60 * h + m
watch = (watch < 1 ) ? 6 : int((watch - 1) / 240 + 1)
bells = (h % 4) * 2 + int(m / 30)
if (bells == 0) { bells = 8 }
plural = (bells == 1) ? " " : "s"
sounds = strdup("\x07",bells)
printf("%02d:%02d %9s watch %5s bell%s  %s\n",h,m,watch_arr[watch],bells_arr[bells],plural,sounds)
}
function simulate1day( h,m) {
for (h=0; h<=23; h++) {
for (m=0; m<=59; m+=30) {
nb(h,m)
}
}
}
function strdup(str,n, i,new_str) {
for (i=1; i<=n; i++) {
new_str = new_str str
}
gsub(str str,"& ",new_str)
return(new_str)
}
 

Output:

00:00     First watch Eight bells  ␇␇ ␇␇ ␇␇ ␇␇
00:30    Middle watch   One bell   ␇
01:00    Middle watch   Two bells  ␇␇
01:30    Middle watch Three bells  ␇␇ ␇
02:00    Middle watch  Four bells  ␇␇ ␇␇
02:30    Middle watch  Five bells  ␇␇ ␇␇ ␇
03:00    Middle watch   Six bells  ␇␇ ␇␇ ␇␇
03:30    Middle watch Seven bells  ␇␇ ␇␇ ␇␇ ␇
04:00    Middle watch Eight bells  ␇␇ ␇␇ ␇␇ ␇␇
04:30   Morning watch   One bell   ␇
05:00   Morning watch   Two bells  ␇␇
05:30   Morning watch Three bells  ␇␇ ␇
06:00   Morning watch  Four bells  ␇␇ ␇␇
06:30   Morning watch  Five bells  ␇␇ ␇␇ ␇
07:00   Morning watch   Six bells  ␇␇ ␇␇ ␇␇
07:30   Morning watch Seven bells  ␇␇ ␇␇ ␇␇ ␇
08:00   Morning watch Eight bells  ␇␇ ␇␇ ␇␇ ␇␇
08:30  Forenoon watch   One bell   ␇
09:00  Forenoon watch   Two bells  ␇␇
09:30  Forenoon watch Three bells  ␇␇ ␇
10:00  Forenoon watch  Four bells  ␇␇ ␇␇
10:30  Forenoon watch  Five bells  ␇␇ ␇␇ ␇
11:00  Forenoon watch   Six bells  ␇␇ ␇␇ ␇␇
11:30  Forenoon watch Seven bells  ␇␇ ␇␇ ␇␇ ␇
12:00  Forenoon watch Eight bells  ␇␇ ␇␇ ␇␇ ␇␇
12:30 Afternoon watch   One bell   ␇
13:00 Afternoon watch   Two bells  ␇␇
13:30 Afternoon watch Three bells  ␇␇ ␇
14:00 Afternoon watch  Four bells  ␇␇ ␇␇
14:30 Afternoon watch  Five bells  ␇␇ ␇␇ ␇
15:00 Afternoon watch   Six bells  ␇␇ ␇␇ ␇␇
15:30 Afternoon watch Seven bells  ␇␇ ␇␇ ␇␇ ␇
16:00 Afternoon watch Eight bells  ␇␇ ␇␇ ␇␇ ␇␇
16:30       Dog watch   One bell   ␇
17:00       Dog watch   Two bells  ␇␇
17:30       Dog watch Three bells  ␇␇ ␇
18:00       Dog watch  Four bells  ␇␇ ␇␇
18:30       Dog watch  Five bells  ␇␇ ␇␇ ␇
19:00       Dog watch   Six bells  ␇␇ ␇␇ ␇␇
19:30       Dog watch Seven bells  ␇␇ ␇␇ ␇␇ ␇
20:00       Dog watch Eight bells  ␇␇ ␇␇ ␇␇ ␇␇
20:30     First watch   One bell   ␇
21:00     First watch   Two bells  ␇␇
21:30     First watch Three bells  ␇␇ ␇
22:00     First watch  Four bells  ␇␇ ␇␇
22:30     First watch  Five bells  ␇␇ ␇␇ ␇
23:00     First watch   Six bells  ␇␇ ␇␇ ␇␇
23:30     First watch Seven bells  ␇␇ ␇␇ ␇␇ ␇

C++[edit]

This version uses local time.

 
#include <iostream>
#include <string>
#include <windows.h>
 
//--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
using namespace std;
 
//--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
class bells
{
public:
void start()
{
watch[0] = "Middle"; watch[1] = "Morning"; watch[2] = "Forenoon"; watch[3] = "Afternoon"; watch[4] = "Dog"; watch[5] = "First";
count[0] = "One"; count[1] = "Two"; count[2] = "Three"; count[3] = "Four"; count[4] = "Five"; count[5] = "Six"; count[6] = "Seven"; count[7] = "Eight";
_inst = this; CreateThread( NULL, 0, bell, NULL, 0, NULL );
}
private:
static DWORD WINAPI bell( LPVOID p )
{
DWORD wait = _inst->waitTime();
while( true )
{
Sleep( wait );
_inst->playBell();
wait = _inst->waitTime();
}
return 0;
}
 
DWORD waitTime()
{
GetLocalTime( &st );
int m = st.wMinute >= 30 ? st.wMinute - 30 : st.wMinute;
return( 1800000 - ( ( m * 60 + st.wSecond ) * 1000 + st.wMilliseconds ) );
}
 
void playBell()
{
GetLocalTime( &st );
int b = ( 2 * st.wHour + st.wMinute / 30 ) % 8; b = b == 0 ? 8 : b;
int w = ( 60 * st.wHour + st.wMinute );
if( w < 1 ) w = 5; else w = ( w - 1 ) / 240;
char hr[32]; wsprintf( hr, "%.2d:%.2d", st.wHour, st.wMinute );
 
cout << hr << " - " << watch[w] << " watch - " << count[b - 1] << " Bell";
if( b > 1 ) cout << "s"; else cout << " "; cout << " Gone." << endl;
 
for( int x = 0, c = 1; x < b; x++, c++ )
{
cout << "\7"; Sleep( 500 );
if( !( c % 2 ) ) Sleep( 300 );
}
}
 
SYSTEMTIME st;
string watch[7], count[8];
static bells* _inst;
};
//--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
bells* bells::_inst = 0;
//--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
int main( int argc, char* argv[] )
{
bells b; b.start();
while( 1 ); // <- runs forever!
return 0;
}
//--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 

Output:

00:00 - First watch - Eight Bells Gone.
00:30 - Middle watch - One Bell  Gone.
01:00 - Middle watch - Two Bells Gone.
01:30 - Middle watch - Three Bells Gone.
02:00 - Middle watch - Four Bells Gone.
02:30 - Middle watch - Five Bells Gone.
03:00 - Middle watch - Six Bells Gone.
03:30 - Middle watch - Seven Bells Gone.
04:00 - Middle watch - Eight Bells Gone.
04:30 - Morning watch - One Bell  Gone.
05:00 - Morning watch - Two Bells Gone.
05:30 - Morning watch - Three Bells Gone.
06:00 - Morning watch - Four Bells Gone.
06:30 - Morning watch - Five Bells Gone.
07:00 - Morning watch - Six Bells Gone.
07:30 - Morning watch - Seven Bells Gone.
08:00 - Morning watch - Eight Bells Gone.
08:30 - Forenoon watch - One Bell  Gone.
09:00 - Forenoon watch - Two Bells Gone.
09:30 - Forenoon watch - Three Bells Gone.
10:00 - Forenoon watch - Four Bells Gone.
10:30 - Forenoon watch - Five Bells Gone.
11:00 - Forenoon watch - Six Bells Gone.
11:30 - Forenoon watch - Seven Bells Gone.
12:00 - Forenoon watch - Eight Bells Gone.
12:30 - Afternoon watch - One Bell  Gone.
13:00 - Afternoon watch - Two Bells Gone.
13:30 - Afternoon watch - Three Bells Gone.
14:00 - Afternoon watch - Four Bells Gone.
14:30 - Afternoon watch - Five Bells Gone.
15:00 - Afternoon watch - Six Bells Gone.
15:30 - Afternoon watch - Seven Bells Gone.
16:00 - Afternoon watch - Eight Bells Gone.
16:30 - Dog watch - One Bell  Gone.
17:00 - Dog watch - Two Bells Gone.
17:30 - Dog watch - Three Bells Gone.
18:00 - Dog watch - Four Bells Gone.
18:30 - Dog watch - Five Bells Gone.
19:00 - Dog watch - Six Bells Gone.
19:30 - Dog watch - Seven Bells Gone.
20:00 - Dog watch - Eight Bells Gone.
20:30 - First watch - One Bell  Gone.
21:00 - First watch - Two Bells Gone.
21:30 - First watch - Three Bells Gone.
22:00 - First watch - Four Bells Gone.
22:30 - First watch - Five Bells Gone.
23:00 - First watch - Six Bells Gone.
23:30 - First watch - Seven Bells Gone.

D[edit]

This code uses local time instead of Greenwich Mean Time.

import std.stdio, core.thread, std.datetime;
 
class NauticalBell : Thread {
private shared bool stopped;
 
this() {
super(&run);
}
 
void run() {
uint numBells;
auto time = cast(TimeOfDay)Clock.currTime();
auto next = TimeOfDay();
 
void setNextBellTime() {
next += minutes(30);
numBells = 1 + (numBells % 8);
}
 
while (next < time)
setNextBellTime();
 
while (!this.stopped) {
time = cast(TimeOfDay)Clock.currTime();
if (next.minute == time.minute &&
next.hour == time.hour) {
immutable bells = numBells == 1 ? "bell" : "bells";
writefln("%s : %d %s", time, numBells, bells);
setNextBellTime();
}
sleep(dur!"msecs"(100));
yield();
}
}
 
void stop() {
this.stopped = true;
}
}
 
void main() {
auto bells = new NauticalBell();
bells.isDaemon(true);
bells.start();
try {
bells.join();
} catch (ThreadException e) {
writeln(e.msg);
}
}

This output is from an actual test run.

09:30:00 : 3 bells
10:00:00 : 4 bells
10:30:00 : 5 bells
11:00:00 : 6 bells
11:30:00 : 7 bells
12:00:00 : 8 bells
12:30:00 : 1 bell
13:00:00 : 2 bells
13:30:00 : 3 bells
14:00:00 : 4 bells
14:30:00 : 5 bells
15:00:00 : 6 bells
15:30:00 : 7 bells
16:00:00 : 8 bells
16:30:00 : 1 bell
17:00:00 : 2 bells
17:30:00 : 3 bells
18:00:00 : 4 bells
18:30:00 : 5 bells
19:00:00 : 6 bells
19:30:00 : 7 bells
20:00:00 : 8 bells
20:30:00 : 1 bell
21:00:00 : 2 bells
21:30:00 : 3 bells
22:00:00 : 4 bells
22:30:00 : 5 bells
23:00:00 : 6 bells
23:30:00 : 7 bells
00:00:00 : 8 bells
00:30:00 : 1 bell
01:00:00 : 2 bells
01:30:00 : 3 bells
02:00:00 : 4 bells
02:30:00 : 5 bells
03:00:00 : 6 bells
03:30:00 : 7 bells
04:00:00 : 8 bells
04:30:00 : 1 bell
05:00:00 : 2 bells
05:30:00 : 3 bells
06:00:00 : 4 bells
06:30:00 : 5 bells
07:00:00 : 6 bells
07:30:00 : 7 bells
08:00:00 : 8 bells
08:30:00 : 1 bell
09:00:00 : 2 bells

Haskell[edit]

This solution first creates a general way of scheduling tasks on a time interval, and then schedules a "ringing" task. If used in a terminal it will also produce noise. Local time is used.

 
import Control.Concurrent
import Control.Monad
import Data.Time
import Text.Printf
 
type Microsecond = Int
type Scheduler = TimeOfDay -> Microsecond
 
-- Scheduling
--------------
 
getTime :: TimeZone -> IO TimeOfDay
getTime tz = do
t <- getCurrentTime
return $ localTimeOfDay $ utcToLocalTime tz t
 
getGMTTime = getTime utc
getLocalTime = getCurrentTimeZone >>= getTime
 
-- Returns the difference between 'y' and the closest higher multiple of 'x'
nextInterval x y
| x > y = x - y
| mod y x > 0 = x - mod y x
| otherwise = 0
 
-- Given a interval in seconds, this function returns time delta in microseconds.
onInterval :: Int -> Scheduler
onInterval interval time = toNext dMS
where
toNext = nextInterval (1000000 * interval)
tDelta = timeOfDayToTime time
dMS = truncate $ 1000000 * tDelta
 
doWithScheduler :: Scheduler -> (Int -> IO ()) -> IO ThreadId
doWithScheduler sched task = forkIO $ forM_ [0..] exec
where
exec n = do
t <- getLocalTime
threadDelay $ sched t
task n
 
-- Output
---------
 
watchNames = words "Middle Morning Forenoon Afternoon Dog First"
countWords = words "One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight"
 
-- Executes IO action and then waits for n microseconds
postDelay n fn = fn >> threadDelay n
 
termBell = putStr "\a"
termBells n = replicateM_ n $ postDelay 100000 termBell
termBellSeq seq = forM_ seq $ postDelay 500000 . termBells
 
toNoteGlyph 1 = "♪"
toNoteGlyph 2 = "♫"
toNoteGlyph _ = ""
 
ringBells :: Int -> IO ()
ringBells n = do
t <- getLocalTime
let numBells = 1 + (mod n 8)
watch = watchNames!!(mod (div n 8) 8)
count = countWords!!(numBells - 1)
(twos,ones) = quotRem numBells 2
pattern = (replicate twos 2) ++ (replicate ones 1)
notes = unwords $ map toNoteGlyph pattern
plural = if numBells > 1 then "s" else ""
strFMT = show t ++ ": %s watch, %5s bell%s: " ++ notes ++ "\n"
printf strFMT watch count plural
termBellSeq pattern
 
-- Usage
---------
 
bellRinger :: IO ThreadId
bellRinger = doWithScheduler (onInterval (30*60)) ringBells
 
 
Output:
12:30 Afternoon watch,    One bell: 	       ♪
13:00 Afternoon watch,    Two bells: 	♫ 
13:30 Afternoon watch,  Three bells: 	♫ ♪
14:00 Afternoon watch,   Four bells: 	♫ ♫ 
14:30 Afternoon watch,   Five bells:  	♫ ♫ ♪

J[edit]

Translation of: Perl6
Solution:
require 'strings printf'
 
WATCH =: <;._1 ' Middle Morning Forenoon Afternoon Dog First'
ORDINAL =: <;._1 ' One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight'
BELL =: 7{a. NB. Terminal bell code (\a or ^G)
 
time =: 6!:0
sleep =: 6!:3
print =: ucp 1!:2 4:
 
shipsWatch =: verb define
PREV_MARK =. _1 _1
while. do. NB. Loop forever
now =. 3 4 { time '' NB. Current hour & minute
 
NB. If we just flipped over to a new half-hour mark
if. (0 30 e.~ {: now) > now -: PREV_MARK do.
PREV_MARK =. now
'allsWell notes'=.callWatch now
 
print allsWell
(ringBell"0~ -@# {. 2|#) notes
print CRLF
end.
 
sleep 15.0
end.
)
 
callWatch =: verb define
'watch bells' =. clock2ship y
 
NB. Plural for 0~:bells ordinals are origin-1, not origin-0
NB. (and similarly 1+bells for notes).
fields=.(0{y);(1{y);(watch{::WATCH);(bells{::ORDINAL);('s'#~0~:bells)
notes =. ; (0 2#:1+bells) #&.> u:16b266b 16b266a NB. ♫♪
 
notes ;~ '%02d:%02d %s watch, %s Bell%s Gone: \t' sprintf fields
)
 
clock2ship =: verb define"1
NB. Convert from "24 hours of 60 minutes" to
NB. "6 watches of 8 bells", and move midnight
NB. from index-origin 0 (0 hrs, 0 minutes)
NB. index-origin 1 (0 watches, 1 bell).
6 8 #: 48 | _1 + 24 2 #. (, (30-1)&I.)/ y
)
 
ringBell =: dyad define
print BELL,y
 
NB. x indicates two rings (0) or just one (1)
if. 0=x do.
sleep 0.75
print BELL
sleep 0.25
else.
sleep 1.0
end.
y
)

Examples: Invoke shipsWatch 0; the output is identical to Perl6's.

Notes: I tested the clock2ship, callWatch, and ringBell functions, but didn't actually have the patience to test shipsWatch over a 24-hour period. Use at your own risk (but don't use it to keep watch on your galleon, please).

Java[edit]

This code uses UTC time.

Translation of: D
import java.text.DateFormat;
import java.text.SimpleDateFormat;
import java.util.TimeZone;
 
public class NauticalBell extends Thread {
 
public static void main(String[] args) {
NauticalBell bells = new NauticalBell();
bells.setDaemon(true);
bells.start();
try {
bells.join();
} catch (InterruptedException e) {
System.out.println(e);
}
}
 
@Override
public void run() {
DateFormat sdf = new SimpleDateFormat("HH:mm:ss");
sdf.setTimeZone(TimeZone.getTimeZone("UTC"));
 
int numBells = 0;
long time = System.currentTimeMillis();
long next = time - (time % (24 * 60 * 60 * 1000)); // midnight
 
while (next < time) {
next += 30 * 60 * 1000; // 30 minutes
numBells = 1 + (numBells % 8);
}
 
while (true) {
long wait = 100L;
time = System.currentTimeMillis();
if (time - next >= 0) {
String bells = numBells == 1 ? "bell" : "bells";
String timeString = sdf.format(time);
System.out.printf("%s : %d %s\n", timeString, numBells, bells);
next += 30 * 60 * 1000;
wait = next - time;
numBells = 1 + (numBells % 8);
}
try {
Thread.sleep(wait);
} catch (InterruptedException e) {
return;
}
}
}
}

Sample output:

...
13:00:00 : 2 bells
13:30:00 : 3 bells
14:00:00 : 4 bells
...

OoRexx[edit]

Translation of: REXX
/*REXX pgm beep's "bells" (using PC speaker) when running (perpetually).*/
Parse Arg msg
If msg='?' Then Do
Say 'Ring a nautical bell'
Exit
End
Signal on Halt /* allow a clean way to stop prog.*/
Do Forever
Parse Value time() With hh ':' mn ':' ss
ct=time('C')
hhmmc=left(right(ct,7,0),5) /* HH:MM (leading zero). */
If msg>'' Then
Say center(arg(1) ct time(),79) /* echo arg1 with time ? */
If ss==00 & ( mn==00 | mn==30 ) Then Do /*It's time to ring bell */
dd=dd(hhmmc) /* compute number of times */
If msg>'' Then
Say center(dd "bells",79) /* echo bells? */
Do k=1 For dd
Call beep 650,500
Call syssleep 1+(k//2==0)
End
Call syssleep 60 /* ensure don't re-peel. */
End
Else
Call syssleep (60-ss)
End
/* test
time:
If arg(1)='C' Then
res='8:30am'
Else
res='08:30:00'
Return res
*/

 
dd: Parse Arg hhmmc
Parse Var hhmmc hh +2 ':' mm .
h=hh//4
If h=0 Then
If mm=00 Then res=8
Else res=1
Else
res=2*h+(mm=30)
Return res
 
halt:

Perl 6[edit]

Perl 6 uses UTC (GMT) time internally and by default. This will display the current UTC time and on the half hour, display a graphical representation of the bell. If run in a terminal with the system bell enabled, will also chime the system alarm bell.

my @watch = <Middle Morning Forenoon Afternoon Dog First>;
my @ordinal = <One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight>;
 
my $thishour;
my $thisminute = '';
 
loop {
my $utc = DateTime.new(time);
if $utc.minute ~~ any(0,30) and $utc.minute != $thisminute {
$thishour = $utc.hour;
$thisminute = $utc.minute;
bell($thishour, $thisminute);
}
printf "%s%02d:%02d:%02d", "\r", $utc.hour, $utc.minute, $utc.second;
sleep(1);
}
 
sub bell ($hour, $minute) {
 
my $bells = (($hour % 4) * 2 + $minute div 30) || 8;
 
printf "%s%02d:%02d %9s watch, %6s Bell%s Gone: \t", "\b" x 9, $hour, $minute,
@watch[($hour div 4 - !?($minute + $hour % 4) + 6) % 6],
@ordinal[$bells - 1], $bells == 1 ?? '' !! 's';
 
chime($bells);
 
sub chime ($count) {
for 1..$count div 2 {
print "\a♫ ";
sleep .25;
print "\a";
sleep .75;
}
if $count % 2 {
print "\a♪";
sleep 1;
}
print "\n";
}
}
Output:
00:00     First watch,  Eight Bells Gone: 	♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ 
00:30    Middle watch,    One Bell Gone: 	♪
01:00    Middle watch,    Two Bells Gone: 	♫ 
01:30    Middle watch,  Three Bells Gone: 	♫ ♪
02:00    Middle watch,   Four Bells Gone: 	♫ ♫ 
02:30    Middle watch,   Five Bells Gone: 	♫ ♫ ♪
03:00    Middle watch,    Six Bells Gone: 	♫ ♫ ♫ 
03:30    Middle watch,  Seven Bells Gone: 	♫ ♫ ♫ ♪
04:00    Middle watch,  Eight Bells Gone: 	♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ 
04:30   Morning watch,    One Bell Gone: 	♪
05:00   Morning watch,    Two Bells Gone: 	♫ 
05:30   Morning watch,  Three Bells Gone: 	♫ ♪
06:00   Morning watch,   Four Bells Gone: 	♫ ♫ 
06:30   Morning watch,   Five Bells Gone: 	♫ ♫ ♪
07:00   Morning watch,    Six Bells Gone: 	♫ ♫ ♫ 
07:30   Morning watch,  Seven Bells Gone: 	♫ ♫ ♫ ♪
08:00   Morning watch,  Eight Bells Gone: 	♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ 
08:30  Forenoon watch,    One Bell Gone: 	♪
09:00  Forenoon watch,    Two Bells Gone: 	♫ 
09:30  Forenoon watch,  Three Bells Gone: 	♫ ♪
10:00  Forenoon watch,   Four Bells Gone: 	♫ ♫ 
10:30  Forenoon watch,   Five Bells Gone: 	♫ ♫ ♪
11:00  Forenoon watch,    Six Bells Gone: 	♫ ♫ ♫ 
11:30  Forenoon watch,  Seven Bells Gone: 	♫ ♫ ♫ ♪
12:00  Forenoon watch,  Eight Bells Gone: 	♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ 
12:30 Afternoon watch,    One Bell Gone: 	♪
13:00 Afternoon watch,    Two Bells Gone: 	♫ 
13:30 Afternoon watch,  Three Bells Gone: 	♫ ♪
14:00 Afternoon watch,   Four Bells Gone: 	♫ ♫ 
14:30 Afternoon watch,   Five Bells Gone: 	♫ ♫ ♪
15:00 Afternoon watch,    Six Bells Gone: 	♫ ♫ ♫ 
15:30 Afternoon watch,  Seven Bells Gone: 	♫ ♫ ♫ ♪
16:00 Afternoon watch,  Eight Bells Gone: 	♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ 
16:30       Dog watch,    One Bell Gone: 	♪
17:00       Dog watch,    Two Bells Gone: 	♫ 
17:30       Dog watch,  Three Bells Gone: 	♫ ♪
18:00       Dog watch,   Four Bells Gone: 	♫ ♫ 
18:30       Dog watch,   Five Bells Gone: 	♫ ♫ ♪
19:00       Dog watch,    Six Bells Gone: 	♫ ♫ ♫ 
19:30       Dog watch,  Seven Bells Gone: 	♫ ♫ ♫ ♪
20:00       Dog watch,  Eight Bells Gone: 	♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ 
20:30     First watch,    One Bell Gone: 	♪
21:00     First watch,    Two Bells Gone: 	♫ 
21:30     First watch,  Three Bells Gone: 	♫ ♪
22:00     First watch,   Four Bells Gone: 	♫ ♫ 
22:30     First watch,   Five Bells Gone: 	♫ ♫ ♪
23:00     First watch,    Six Bells Gone: 	♫ ♫ ♫ 
23:30     First watch,  Seven Bells Gone: 	♫ ♫ ♫ ♪

PL/I[edit]

This program sounds the bell as well as displaying "gong" an appropriate number of times. It operates on local time.

 
nautical: procedure options (main); /* 29 October 2013 */
declare (hour, t, i) fixed binary;
 
do until (substr(time(), 3, 4) = '0000'); delay (1000); end;
hour = substr(time(), 1, 2);
 
do while ('1'b);
do i = 1 to hour;
put edit ('07'X) (a); put skip edit ('gong ') (a); delay (500);
end;
t = substr(time(), 5);
delay (60*60*1000 - t);
end;
end nautical;
 


PowerShell[edit]

 
function Get-Bell
{
[CmdletBinding()]
Param
(
[Parameter(Mandatory=$true,
Position=0)]
[ValidateRange(1,12)]
[int]
$Hour,
 
[Parameter(Mandatory=$true,
Position=1)]
[ValidateSet(0,30)]
[int]
$Minute
)
 
$bells = @{
OneBell = 1
TwoBells = 2
ThreeBells = 2, 1
FourBells = 2, 2
FiveBells = 2, 2, 1
SixBells = 2, 2, 2
SevenBells = 2, 2, 2, 1
EightBells = 2, 2, 2, 2
}
 
filter Invoke-Bell
{
if ($_ -eq 1)
{
[System.Media.SystemSounds]::Asterisk.Play()
Write-Host -NoNewline "♪"
}
else
{
[System.Media.SystemSounds]::Exclamation.Play()
Write-Host -NoNewline "♪♪ "
}
 
Start-Sleep -Milliseconds 500
}
 
 
$time = New-TimeSpan -Hours $Hour -Minutes $Minute
 
switch ($time.Hours)
{
1 {if ($time.Minutes -eq 0) {$bells.TwoBells | Invoke-Bell} else {$bells.ThreeBells | Invoke-Bell}; break}
2 {if ($time.Minutes -eq 0) {$bells.FourBells | Invoke-Bell} else {$bells.FiveBells | Invoke-Bell}; break}
3 {if ($time.Minutes -eq 0) {$bells.SixBells | Invoke-Bell} else {$bells.SevenBells | Invoke-Bell}; break}
4 {if ($time.Minutes -eq 0) {$bells.EightBells | Invoke-Bell} else {$bells.OneBell | Invoke-Bell}; break}
5 {if ($time.Minutes -eq 0) {$bells.TwoBells | Invoke-Bell} else {$bells.ThreeBells | Invoke-Bell}; break}
6 {if ($time.Minutes -eq 0) {$bells.FourBells | Invoke-Bell} else {$bells.FiveBells | Invoke-Bell}; break}
7 {if ($time.Minutes -eq 0) {$bells.SixBells | Invoke-Bell} else {$bells.SevenBells | Invoke-Bell}; break}
8 {if ($time.Minutes -eq 0) {$bells.EightBells | Invoke-Bell} else {$bells.OneBell | Invoke-Bell}; break}
9 {if ($time.Minutes -eq 0) {$bells.TwoBells | Invoke-Bell} else {$bells.ThreeBells | Invoke-Bell}; break}
10 {if ($time.Minutes -eq 0) {$bells.FourBells | Invoke-Bell} else {$bells.FiveBells | Invoke-Bell}; break}
11 {if ($time.Minutes -eq 0) {$bells.SixBells | Invoke-Bell} else {$bells.SevenBells | Invoke-Bell}; break}
12 {if ($time.Minutes -eq 0) {$bells.EightBells | Invoke-Bell} else {$bells.OneBell | Invoke-Bell}}
}
 
Write-Host
}
 
Write-Host "Time Bells`n---- -----`n"
 
1..12 | ForEach-Object {
 
$date = Get-Date -Hour $_ -Minute 0
Write-Host -NoNewline "$($date.ToString("hh:mm")) "
Get-Bell -Hour $_ -Minute 0
 
$date = $date.AddMinutes(30)
Write-Host -NoNewline "$($date.ToString("hh:mm")) "
Get-Bell -Hour $_ -Minute 30
}
 
Output:
Time  Bells
----  -----

01:00 ♪♪  
01:30 ♪♪  ♪
02:00 ♪♪  ♪♪  
02:30 ♪♪  ♪♪  ♪
03:00 ♪♪  ♪♪  ♪♪  
03:30 ♪♪  ♪♪  ♪♪  ♪
04:00 ♪♪  ♪♪  ♪♪  ♪♪  
04:30 ♪
05:00 ♪♪  
05:30 ♪♪  ♪
06:00 ♪♪  ♪♪  
06:30 ♪♪  ♪♪  ♪
07:00 ♪♪  ♪♪  ♪♪  
07:30 ♪♪  ♪♪  ♪♪  ♪
08:00 ♪♪  ♪♪  ♪♪  ♪♪  
08:30 ♪
09:00 ♪♪  
09:30 ♪♪  ♪
10:00 ♪♪  ♪♪  
10:30 ♪♪  ♪♪  ♪
11:00 ♪♪  ♪♪  ♪♪  
11:30 ♪♪  ♪♪  ♪♪  ♪
12:00 ♪♪  ♪♪  ♪♪  ♪♪  
12:30 ♪

Python[edit]

As well as typing output to stdout, this program plays a sound for each bell as the ␇ characters are printed (The spaces between the ␇ characters are mirrored as varying delays between each ring).

import time, calendar, sched, winsound
 
duration = 750 # Bell duration in ms
freq = 1280 # Bell frequency in hertz
bellchar = "\u2407"
watches = 'Middle,Morning,Forenoon,Afternoon,First/Last dog,First'.split(',')
 
def gap(n=1):
time.sleep(n * duration / 1000)
off = gap
 
def on(n=1):
winsound.Beep(freq, n * duration)
 
def bong():
on(); off(0.5)
 
def bongs(m):
for i in range(m):
print(bellchar, end=' ')
bong()
if i % 2:
print(' ', end='')
off(0.5)
print('')
 
scheds = sched.scheduler(time.time, time.sleep)
 
def ships_bell(now=None):
def adjust_to_half_hour(atime):
atime[4] = (atime[4] // 30) * 30
atime[5] = 0
return atime
 
debug = now is not None
rightnow = time.gmtime()
if not debug:
now = adjust_to_half_hour( list(rightnow) )
then = now[::]
then[4] += 30
hr, mn = now[3:5]
watch, b = divmod(int(2 * hr + mn // 30 - 1), 8)
b += 1
bells = '%i bell%s' % (b, 's' if b > 1 else ' ')
if debug:
print("%02i:%02i, %-20s %s" % (now[3], now[4], watches[watch] + ' watch', bells), end=' ')
else:
print("%02i:%02i, %-20s %s" % (rightnow[3], rightnow[4], watches[watch] + ' watch', bells), end=' ')
bongs(b)
if not debug:
scheds.enterabs(calendar.timegm(then), 0, ships_bell)
#print(time.struct_time(then))
scheds.run()
 
def dbg_tester():
for h in range(24):
for m in (0, 30):
if (h,m) == (24,30): break
ships_bell( [2013, 3, 2, h, m, 15, 5, 61, 0] )
 
 
if __name__ == '__main__':
ships_bell()
Output:
00:00, First watch          8 bells ␇ ␇   ␇ ␇   ␇ ␇   ␇ ␇   
00:30, Middle watch         1 bell  ␇ 
01:00, Middle watch         2 bells ␇ ␇   
01:30, Middle watch         3 bells ␇ ␇   ␇ 
02:00, Middle watch         4 bells ␇ ␇   ␇ ␇   
02:30, Middle watch         5 bells ␇ ␇   ␇ ␇   ␇ 
03:00, Middle watch         6 bells ␇ ␇   ␇ ␇   ␇ ␇   
03:30, Middle watch         7 bells ␇ ␇   ␇ ␇   ␇ ␇   ␇ 
04:00, Middle watch         8 bells ␇ ␇   ␇ ␇   ␇ ␇   ␇ ␇   
04:30, Morning watch        1 bell  ␇ 
05:00, Morning watch        2 bells ␇ ␇   
05:30, Morning watch        3 bells ␇ ␇   ␇ 
06:00, Morning watch        4 bells ␇ ␇   ␇ ␇   
06:30, Morning watch        5 bells ␇ ␇   ␇ ␇   ␇ 
07:00, Morning watch        6 bells ␇ ␇   ␇ ␇   ␇ ␇   
07:30, Morning watch        7 bells ␇ ␇   ␇ ␇   ␇ ␇   ␇ 
08:00, Morning watch        8 bells ␇ ␇   ␇ ␇   ␇ ␇   ␇ ␇   
08:30, Forenoon watch       1 bell  ␇ 
09:00, Forenoon watch       2 bells ␇ ␇   
09:30, Forenoon watch       3 bells ␇ ␇   ␇ 
10:00, Forenoon watch       4 bells ␇ ␇   ␇ ␇   
10:30, Forenoon watch       5 bells ␇ ␇   ␇ ␇   ␇ 
11:00, Forenoon watch       6 bells ␇ ␇   ␇ ␇   ␇ ␇   
11:30, Forenoon watch       7 bells ␇ ␇   ␇ ␇   ␇ ␇   ␇ 
12:00, Forenoon watch       8 bells ␇ ␇   ␇ ␇   ␇ ␇   ␇ ␇   
12:30, Afternoon watch      1 bell  ␇ 
13:00, Afternoon watch      2 bells ␇ ␇   
13:30, Afternoon watch      3 bells ␇ ␇   ␇ 
14:00, Afternoon watch      4 bells ␇ ␇   ␇ ␇   
14:30, Afternoon watch      5 bells ␇ ␇   ␇ ␇   ␇ 
15:00, Afternoon watch      6 bells ␇ ␇   ␇ ␇   ␇ ␇   
15:30, Afternoon watch      7 bells ␇ ␇   ␇ ␇   ␇ ␇   ␇ 
16:00, Afternoon watch      8 bells ␇ ␇   ␇ ␇   ␇ ␇   ␇ ␇   
16:30, First/Last dog watch 1 bell  ␇ 
17:00, First/Last dog watch 2 bells ␇ ␇   
17:30, First/Last dog watch 3 bells ␇ ␇   ␇ 
18:00, First/Last dog watch 4 bells ␇ ␇   ␇ ␇   
18:30, First/Last dog watch 5 bells ␇ ␇   ␇ ␇   ␇ 
19:00, First/Last dog watch 6 bells ␇ ␇   ␇ ␇   ␇ ␇   
19:30, First/Last dog watch 7 bells ␇ ␇   ␇ ␇   ␇ ␇   ␇ 
20:00, First/Last dog watch 8 bells ␇ ␇   ␇ ␇   ␇ ␇   ␇ ␇   
20:30, First watch          1 bell  ␇ 
21:00, First watch          2 bells ␇ ␇   
21:30, First watch          3 bells ␇ ␇   ␇ 
22:00, First watch          4 bells ␇ ␇   ␇ ␇   
22:30, First watch          5 bells ␇ ␇   ␇ ␇   ␇ 
23:00, First watch          6 bells ␇ ␇   ␇ ␇   ␇ ␇   
23:30, First watch          7 bells ␇ ␇   ␇ ␇   ␇ ␇   ␇ 

Racket[edit]

This solution uses local time. It also doesn't poll. If it's printing to a terminal that displays \a by playing the system bell, it will play the system bell.

#lang racket
 
(require racket/date)
 
(define HALF-HOUR-SECS (* 60 30))
 
;; given a date, return the seconds corresponding to the beginning
;; of that day (in local time)
(define (beginning-of-date d)
(find-seconds 0 0 0 (date-day d) (date-month d) (date-year d)))
 
;; the seconds at the beginning of today:
(define today-secs
(beginning-of-date
(seconds->date (current-seconds))))
 
;; hours -> watch : given an hour, return the watch name
(define (hours->watch hours)
(cond [(= 0 hours) "first"]
[(< 0 hours 4.5) "middle"]
[(< 4 hours 8.5) "morning"]
[(< 8 hours 12.5) "forenoon"]
[(< 12 hours 16.5) "afternoon"]
[(< 16 hours 20.5) "dog"]
[(< 20 hours 24.5) "first"]))
 
;; wait until current-seconds is the given number
(define (wait-til secs)
(sleep (- secs (current-seconds))))
 
;; display the appropriate message
(define (format-and-print hours bells)
(define int-hours (floor hours))
(define minutes (cond [(integer? hours) "00"]
[else "30"]))
(display
(~a
(~a (floor hours) #:min-width 2 #:pad-string "0"
#:align 'right)
":" minutes ", " bells " bell(s) of the "
(hours->watch hours) " watch "))
 ;; play the bells, if possible:
(for ([i bells])
(display "\a♪")
(flush-output)
(cond [(even? i) (sleep 0.5)]
[(odd? i) (display " ") (sleep 1)]))
(display "\n"))
 
;; start the loop:
(for ([s (in-range today-secs +inf.0 HALF-HOUR-SECS)]
[bells (sequence-tail (in-cycle (in-range 8)) 7)]
[hours (in-cycle (in-range 0 24 1/2))])
 ;; ignore the ones that have already happened:
(when (< (current-seconds) s)
(wait-til s)
(format-and-print hours (add1 bells))))
 

This might produce the following output:

21:00, 2 bell(s) of the first watch �♪�♪ 
21:30, 3 bell(s) of the first watch �♪�♪ �♪
22:00, 4 bell(s) of the first watch �♪�♪ �♪�♪ 
22:30, 5 bell(s) of the first watch �♪�♪ �♪�♪ �♪
23:00, 6 bell(s) of the first watch �♪�♪ �♪�♪ �♪�♪ 
23:30, 7 bell(s) of the first watch �♪�♪ �♪�♪ �♪�♪ �♪
00:00, 8 bell(s) of the first watch �♪�♪ �♪�♪ �♪�♪ �♪�♪ 
00:30, 1 bell(s) of the middle watch �♪
01:00, 2 bell(s) of the middle watch �♪�♪ 


REXX[edit]

The local time is used instead of Greenwich mean time.

If any arguments are specified, that text is used as a prefix to the times shown (once a minute).
Also, the number of bells sounded are shown (if any arguments are specified).
If no arguments are specified, no times are shown.

In all cases, the PC speaker is used to sound the bells (albeit a poorly sounded bell).

This REXX program makes use of   delay   BIF,   which delays (sleeps) for a specified amount of seconds.

Some REXXes don't have a   delay   BIF,   so one is included here.

Also, some REXXes don't have a   sound   BIF,   which produces sounds via the PC speaker,   so one is included here.

/*REXX program sounds "ship's bells"  (using PC speaker)  when executing  (perpetually).*/
echo= (arg()\==0) /*echo time and bells if any arguments.*/
signal on halt /*allow a clean way to stop the program*/
t.1= '00:30 01:00 01:30 02:00 02:30 03:00 03:30 04:00'
t.2= '04:30 05:00 05:30 06:00 06:30 07:00 07:30 08:00'
t.3= '08:30 09:00 09:30 10:00 10:30 11:00 11:30 12:00'
 
do forever; t=time(); ss=right(t,2); mn=substr(t,4,2) /*the current time. */
ct=time('C') /*[↓] maybe add leading zero*/
hhmmc=left( right( ct, 7, 0), 5) /*HH:MM (with leading zero).*/
if echo then say center(arg(1) ct, 79) /*echo 1st arg with the time?*/
if ss\==00 & mn\==00 & mn\==30 then do /*wait for the next minute ? */
call delay 60-ss; iterate
end /* [↑] delay minute fraction*/
/* [↓] number bells to peel.*/
do j=1 for 3 until $\==0; $=wordpos(hhmmc,t.j)
end /*j*/
 
if $\==0 & echo then say center($ "bells", 79) /*echo the bells ? */
 
do k=1 for $; call sound 650,1; call delay 1 +(k//2==0)
end /*k*/ /*[↑] peel and then pause. */
call delay 60 /*ensure we don't re-peel. */
end /*forever*/
halt: /*stick a fork in it, we're all done. */

output   when using the input of:   the time is:

                             the time is:   1:48pm
                             the time is:   1:49pm
                             the time is:   1:50pm
                             the time is:   1:51pm
                             the time is:   1:52pm
                             the time is:   1:53pm
                             the time is:   1:54pm
                             the time is:   1:55pm
                             the time is:   1:56pm
                             the time is:   1:57pm
                             the time is:   1:58pm
                             the time is:   1:59pm
                             the time is:   2:00pm
                                    4 bells
                             the time is:   2:01pm
                             the time is:   2:02pm
 ∙
 ∙
 ∙

Ruby[edit]

watches = [ "First", "Middle", "Morning", "Forenoon", "Afternoon", "First dog", "Last dog", "First" ]
watch_ends = [ "00:00", "04:00", "08:00", "12:00", "16:00", "18:00", "20:00", "23:59" ]
words = ["One","Two","Three","Four","Five","Six","Seven","Eight"]
sound = "ding!"
 
loop do
time = Time.now
if time.sec == 0 and time.min % 30 == 0
num = (time.hour * 60 + time.min) / 30 % 8
num = 8 if num == 0
hr_min = time.strftime "%H:%M"
idx = watch_ends.find_index {|t| hr_min <= t}
text = "%s - %s watch, %s bell%s gone" % [
hr_min,
watches[idx],
words[num-1],
num==1 ? "" : "s"
]
bells = (sound * num).gsub(sound + sound) {|dd| dd + ' '}
puts "%-45s %s" % [text, bells]
end
sleep 1
end
Sample output:
00:00 - First watch, Eight bells gone         ding!ding! ding!ding! ding!ding! ding!ding! 
00:30 - Middle watch, One bell gone           ding!
01:00 - Middle watch, Two bells gone          ding!ding! 
01:30 - Middle watch, Three bells gone        ding!ding! ding!
02:00 - Middle watch, Four bells gone         ding!ding! ding!ding! 
02:30 - Middle watch, Five bells gone         ding!ding! ding!ding! ding!
03:00 - Middle watch, Six bells gone          ding!ding! ding!ding! ding!ding! 
03:30 - Middle watch, Seven bells gone        ding!ding! ding!ding! ding!ding! ding!
04:00 - Middle watch, Eight bells gone        ding!ding! ding!ding! ding!ding! ding!ding! 
04:30 - Morning watch, One bell gone          ding!
05:00 - Morning watch, Two bells gone         ding!ding! 
05:30 - Morning watch, Three bells gone       ding!ding! ding!
06:00 - Morning watch, Four bells gone        ding!ding! ding!ding! 
06:30 - Morning watch, Five bells gone        ding!ding! ding!ding! ding!
07:00 - Morning watch, Six bells gone         ding!ding! ding!ding! ding!ding! 
07:30 - Morning watch, Seven bells gone       ding!ding! ding!ding! ding!ding! ding!
08:00 - Morning watch, Eight bells gone       ding!ding! ding!ding! ding!ding! ding!ding! 
08:30 - Forenoon watch, One bell gone         ding!
09:00 - Forenoon watch, Two bells gone        ding!ding! 
09:30 - Forenoon watch, Three bells gone      ding!ding! ding!
10:00 - Forenoon watch, Four bells gone       ding!ding! ding!ding! 
10:30 - Forenoon watch, Five bells gone       ding!ding! ding!ding! ding!
11:00 - Forenoon watch, Six bells gone        ding!ding! ding!ding! ding!ding! 
11:30 - Forenoon watch, Seven bells gone      ding!ding! ding!ding! ding!ding! ding!
12:00 - Forenoon watch, Eight bells gone      ding!ding! ding!ding! ding!ding! ding!ding! 
12:30 - Afternoon watch, One bell gone        ding!
13:00 - Afternoon watch, Two bells gone       ding!ding! 
13:30 - Afternoon watch, Three bells gone     ding!ding! ding!
14:00 - Afternoon watch, Four bells gone      ding!ding! ding!ding! 
14:30 - Afternoon watch, Five bells gone      ding!ding! ding!ding! ding!
15:00 - Afternoon watch, Six bells gone       ding!ding! ding!ding! ding!ding! 
15:30 - Afternoon watch, Seven bells gone     ding!ding! ding!ding! ding!ding! ding!
16:00 - Afternoon watch, Eight bells gone     ding!ding! ding!ding! ding!ding! ding!ding! 
16:30 - First dog watch, One bell gone        ding!
17:00 - First dog watch, Two bells gone       ding!ding! 
17:30 - First dog watch, Three bells gone     ding!ding! ding!
18:00 - First dog watch, Four bells gone      ding!ding! ding!ding! 
18:30 - Last dog watch, Five bells gone       ding!ding! ding!ding! ding!
19:00 - Last dog watch, Six bells gone        ding!ding! ding!ding! ding!ding! 
19:30 - Last dog watch, Seven bells gone      ding!ding! ding!ding! ding!ding! ding!
20:00 - Last dog watch, Eight bells gone      ding!ding! ding!ding! ding!ding! ding!ding! 
20:30 - First watch, One bell gone            ding!
21:00 - First watch, Two bells gone           ding!ding! 
21:30 - First watch, Three bells gone         ding!ding! ding!
22:00 - First watch, Four bells gone          ding!ding! ding!ding! 
22:30 - First watch, Five bells gone          ding!ding! ding!ding! ding!
23:00 - First watch, Six bells gone           ding!ding! ding!ding! ding!ding! 
23:30 - First watch, Seven bells gone         ding!ding! ding!ding! ding!ding! ding!
00:00 - First watch, Eight bells gone         ding!ding! ding!ding! ding!ding! ding!ding! 

Seed7[edit]

$ include "seed7_05.s7i";
include "time.s7i";
include "duration.s7i";
include "keybd.s7i";
 
const array string: watch is [] ("Middle", "Morning", "Forenoon", "Afternoon", "Dog", "First");
const array string: bells is [] ("One Bell", "Two Bells", "Three Bells", "Four Bells", "Five Bells", "Six Bells", "Seven Bells", "Eight Bells");
 
const func time: truncToHalfHour (in time: aTime) is func
result
var time: truncatedTime is time.value;
begin
truncatedTime := aTime;
truncatedTime.minute := aTime.minute div 30 * 30;
truncatedTime.second := 0;
truncatedTime.micro_second := 0;
end func;
 
const proc: main is func
local
var time: nextTime is time.value;
var time: midnight is time.value;
var integer: minutes is 0;
begin
writeln;
nextTime := truncToHalfHour(time(NOW));
midnight := truncToDay(nextTime);
while TRUE do
nextTime +:= 30 . MINUTES;
await(nextTime);
minutes := toMinutes(nextTime - midnight);
writeln(str_hh_mm(nextTime, ":") <& " - " <&
watch[succ((minutes - 30) mdiv 240 mod 6)] <& " watch - " <&
bells[succ((minutes - 30) mdiv 30 mod 8)] <& " Gone.");
flush(OUT);
end while;
end func;
Output:
00:00 - First watch - Eight Bells Gone.
00:30 - Middle watch - One Bell Gone.
01:00 - Middle watch - Two Bells Gone.
01:30 - Middle watch - Three Bells Gone.
02:00 - Middle watch - Four Bells Gone.
02:30 - Middle watch - Five Bells Gone.
03:00 - Middle watch - Six Bells Gone.
03:30 - Middle watch - Seven Bells Gone.
04:00 - Middle watch - Eight Bells Gone.
04:30 - Morning watch - One Bell Gone.
05:00 - Morning watch - Two Bells Gone.
05:30 - Morning watch - Three Bells Gone.
06:00 - Morning watch - Four Bells Gone.
06:30 - Morning watch - Five Bells Gone.
07:00 - Morning watch - Six Bells Gone.
07:30 - Morning watch - Seven Bells Gone.
08:00 - Morning watch - Eight Bells Gone.
08:30 - Forenoon watch - One Bell Gone.
09:00 - Forenoon watch - Two Bells Gone.
09:30 - Forenoon watch - Three Bells Gone.
10:00 - Forenoon watch - Four Bells Gone.
10:30 - Forenoon watch - Five Bells Gone.
11:00 - Forenoon watch - Six Bells Gone.
11:30 - Forenoon watch - Seven Bells Gone.
12:00 - Forenoon watch - Eight Bells Gone.
12:30 - Afternoon watch - One Bell Gone.
13:00 - Afternoon watch - Two Bells Gone.
13:30 - Afternoon watch - Three Bells Gone.
14:00 - Afternoon watch - Four Bells Gone.
14:30 - Afternoon watch - Five Bells Gone.
15:00 - Afternoon watch - Six Bells Gone.
15:30 - Afternoon watch - Seven Bells Gone.
16:00 - Afternoon watch - Eight Bells Gone.
16:30 - Dog watch - One Bell Gone.
17:00 - Dog watch - Two Bells Gone.
17:30 - Dog watch - Three Bells Gone.
18:00 - Dog watch - Four Bells Gone.
18:30 - Dog watch - Five Bells Gone.
19:00 - Dog watch - Six Bells Gone.
19:30 - Dog watch - Seven Bells Gone.
20:00 - Dog watch - Eight Bells Gone.
20:30 - First watch - One Bell Gone.
21:00 - First watch - Two Bells Gone.
21:30 - First watch - Three Bells Gone.
22:00 - First watch - Four Bells Gone.
22:30 - First watch - Five Bells Gone.
23:00 - First watch - Six Bells Gone.
23:30 - First watch - Seven Bells Gone.

Tcl[edit]

This code was originally based on the Perl 6 version, but with numerous adaptations, alterations and (some) corrections.

# More sophisticated versions are possible, such as playing a bell sample
# using the Snack library.
proc ringTheBell {} {
puts -nonewline "\a"
}
 
# The code to convert the (parsed) time into rings of the ship's bell and
# printing of the name of the bell.
proc strikeBell {hour minute} {
global suppressNormalOutput
set watches {
Middle Middle Morning Morning Forenoon Forenoon
Afternoon Afternoon {First dog} {Last dog} First First
}
set cardinals {one two three four five six seven eight}
set bells [expr {(($hour % 4) * 2 + $minute / 30)}]
if {!$bells} {set bells 8}
puts -nonewline [format "%02d:%02d %9s watch, %6s bell%s gone: \t" \
$hour $minute [lindex $watches [expr {
($hour/2 - ($minute==0 && $hour%2==0)) % 12
}]] [lindex $cardinals [expr {$bells - 1}]] \
[expr {$bells == 1 ? "" : "s"}]]
 
# Set up the ringing of the bells to be done asynchronously
set t 0
set suppressNormalOutput 1
for {set i 0} {$i < $bells-1} {incr i 2} {
after $t {
ringTheBell
puts -nonewline "\u266b "
}
incr t 250
after $t {
ringTheBell
}
incr t 750
}
if {$bells % 2} {
after $t {
ringTheBell
puts -nonewline "\u266a\n"
set suppressNormalOutput 0
}
} else {
after $t {
puts ""
set suppressNormalOutput 0
}
}
}
 
# Main handler; designed to be called every second, which is plenty.
proc nauticalBell {} {
global last suppressNormalOutput
scan [clock format [clock seconds] -format "%H:%M" -gmt 1] "%d:%d" h m
if {$last != $m} {
set last $m
if {$m%30 == 0} {
strikeBell $h $m
} elseif {!$suppressNormalOutput} {
puts -nonewline [format "%02d:%02d\r" $h $m]
}
}
}
 
# Set things up, using Tcl's event loop to do the processing
proc every {delay script} {
after $delay [list every $delay $script]
uplevel #0 $script
}
set last ""
set suppressNormalOutput 0
fconfigure stdout -buffering none
every 1000 nauticalBell
vwait forever; # Only needed if not running an event loop otherwise
Sample output:
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08:00   Morning watch,  Eight Bells Gone: 	♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ 
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18:00 First dog watch,   Four Bells Gone: 	♫ ♫ 
18:30  Last dog watch,   Five Bells Gone: 	♫ ♫ ♪
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