[fpc-devel] NowUTC in the RTL

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Fri Dec 9 17:00:12 CET 2011

In our previous episode, Thaddy said:
> >> 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.

> Except that it rules out writing standardscompliant internet applications?

No, it just says that one should try to multiplex multiple intentions
(timing, running some event x times per second and "standardscompliant
internet applications") on the same call

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