[fpc-pascal] question about FpTimes in BaseUnix package

Luca Olivetti luca at ventoso.org
Wed Nov 18 20:07:23 CET 2009

En/na Rainer Stratmann ha escrit:
> Am Tuesday 17 November 2009 19:34:19 schrieb Bruce Bauman:
>> I am using the FpTimes function from the BaseUnix package. The
>> documentation says it returns -1 on an error, otherwise the number of
>> clock ticks since boot time.
> What does clock ticks exactly mean?
> I am searching for an equivalent to getticks in windows.

There isn't one.
Lazarus defines a compatibility GetTickCount as such:

Result := DWord(Trunc(Now * 24 * 60 * 60 * 1000));

it's not the same as windows' GetTickCount but it can be used if you 
just want to calculate elapsed time (provided the clock doesn't jump 


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