[fpc-pascal] GetEpochTime not found

Marc Santhoff M.Santhoff at t-online.de
Sat Dec 9 01:06:52 CET 2006


I've got some funny problem here. The program compiled well with fpc up
to version 1.9.4. I haven't touched it for a while and now it fails with
fpc 2.0.2.

The source snippet in queston is:

function TStorable.generateID: integer;
//writeln(GetEpochTime); does not work anymore
result := sysutils.GetEpochTime(); // does not work either
//result := fpTime; // this works!

As you can see I've tried prefixing with the correct unit specifier but
it fails:

CommonTypes.pp(207,21) Error: Identifier not found "GetEpochTime"

Checking the source and even grep'ping and strings'ing sysutils.ppu and
sysutils.o the function GetEpochTime is there:

$ grep GetEpochTime /home/marc/fpc-2.0.2/lib/fpc/2.0.2/units/i386-freebsd/rtl/sysutils.ppu
Binary file /home/marc/fpc-2.0.2/lib/fpc/2.0.2/units/i386-freebsd/rtl/sysutils.ppu matches

But the compiler doesn't find it:

from fpc ... -vt
PPU Loading /home/marc/fpc-2.0.2/lib/fpc/2.0.2/units/i386-freebsd/rtl/sysutils.ppu

I'm stuck, what is missing here or how can I go on debugging the


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