[fpc-devel] NowUTC in the RTL

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Fri Dec 9 16:04:59 CET 2011

On Fri, 9 Dec 2011, Jonas Maebe wrote:

>>> it also solves the problem that some targets may not support returning the
>>> time in UTC.
>> I think that Michael already exposed more then enough the holes in
>> this argument.
> He did not expose any holes in any argument. He simply said that Go32v2 and 
> OS/2 can be ignored as far as any potential implementation problems are 
> concerned because Go32v2 and to a (much) lesser extent OS/2 do not support 
> various features. I strongly disagree about the OS/2 part because its target 
> support is still actively maintained, so the least courtesy we can do is to 
> try to accomodate it rather than simply upfront state "if it doesn't work for 
> your target, tough luck".

Hola :-) I didn't say we should not accomodate it.

I did say that *the decision* to introduce it should not depend on some specific 
older platforms not being able to support it, since this is true for other calls as 
well, and they were introduced nonetheless.

If we decide to put it in, we should help Tomas finding an implementation method 
for OS/2. This is understood.


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