[fpc-devel] NowUTC in the RTL

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Fri Dec 9 14:02:54 CET 2011

In our previous episode, Jonas Maebe said:
> > I know nothing about OS/2-eCS, but the same arguments as for Go32V2  
> > apply as far as I am concerned. If all these platforms can guarantee  
> > returning correct UTC time, I do not see why we would not introduce  
> > it.
> Afaik the original point was that some people were interested in some  
> kind of timestamp that does not jump around (except possibly when  
> overflowing). I don't think anyone particularly needed "the time in  
> UTC". Therefore, something like FPGetTickCount seems much more  
> appropriate than NowUTC, and it also solves the problem that some  
> targets may not support returning the time in UTC.

Agree fully.

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