[fpc-devel] NowUTC in the RTL
Michael Van Canneyt
michael at freepascal.org
Fri Dec 9 12:28:19 CET 2011
On Fri, 9 Dec 2011, Marco van de Voort wrote:
> In our previous episode, Michael Van Canneyt said:
>>> Crossplatform functions which are only stubs on some platforms are useless
>>> and should not be added.
>> I don't see the problem.
>> As far as I can see, NowUTC should simply return the kernel time and not perform
>> the shift to local time (which Now() should do).
> IIRC the discussion stated that maintaining timezones in the kernel on linux
> is deprecated?
what does that have to do with the issue ?
The linux kernel returns UTC time, it always has. Now() converts this to local time.
(as does libc). All NowUTC needs to do is return the kernel time.
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