C'moon, don't ask "why" when I ask is it possible?
If you need to ask if it's possible, you shouldn't do it. If you know how to do it, then you won't want to do it because you'd understand why it's a bad idea and what problems you'd create by doing it. You'd also know how to handle those variables correctly and see no reason to such a thing.
In short, telling someone who asks that question how to do it is in 100% of all cases the wrong thing to do. Better assume that you can't change those counters and resolve your problems the correct way.
I don't understand your why you guys keep saying such a thing. I do take care of the logic in my programs, I just would like to do some things my way, if there's a way.
Simple example could be, that I wan't to avoid calculating difference between counter and external input. Let's say resetting internal timer to match with imaginative time, no RTC or GPS, only manual input. I try to avoid the need of extra functions for that.
I take your answer as you don't like the idea, but it won't help me. And if you don't know how to do it, it is ok.
Thanks for taking care of me and my application anyway, your consern is delightful.For the Future!
I want to highlight one thing. I don't like pissing contest, who's argument is the last , it is not taking us anywhere. I have noticed that there's some attitudes and ways to express ourselves, that sounds sometimes a little moody (is this a real word?). I'm doing my best to correct this personaly, I've been feeling that this attitude is quite catching. When novices, newcomers, asks a question, there's a temptation to give quick and harsh answer, just because the same question has been asked 1001 times before, and every new person introduces themselves "HELP ME I'M N00B!".
If we have an answer, why hide it or be rude other ways.
So, I like to know different methods to do different things, if there's a good reason to avoid something, please, arguments are always welcome. Just don't think the inquirer is stupid, I have seen that the case is not always that.