[fpc-pascal] DateTimeToFileDate

Ludo Brands ludo.brands at free.fr
Thu May 19 09:36:25 CEST 2011

Delphi FileDate is UTC time based because the windows API FILETIME structure
is UTC based. Delphi exposes the FileTimeToLocalFileTime API call to get the
local time.
The fpc unix implementation uses LocalToEpoch (unixutil.pp) which has the
folloxing comments:
  Transforms local time (year,month,day,hour,minutes,second) to Epoch time
   (seconds since 00:00, january 1 1970, corrected for local time zone)

I guess fpc wants to be Delphi compatible as much as possible.  


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If I do this on a Linux machine

(Free Pascal Compiler version 2.4.2 [2010/11/08] for i386)


I get this

There is a difference of 7200= 2 hours. 

Is this correct?

I would not expect a difference of 2 hours (the deference from UTC).


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