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Old 07-15-09, 02:00 AM   #5
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Default Re: Timetable in MySQL

Well, let's say Tutor Andy has the following free period: Mondays, 1:00pm - 2:30pm.

Now let's say that little Billy wants Maths classes on Monday, from 1:00pm to 2:00pm.

I'd look up free time periods that match Billy's requirements, which would give me Andy's free period. The problem here is that the time periods don't match exactly, so I would need some way to re-define Andy's free period so that it no longer presents the initial hour. I'd have to mess with time differences, etc, which would make the algorithmic a tad more complicated than if, say, I used 30 minute periods all the time.

Does that make any sense?
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