[fpc-pascal] Re: Is there a function that returns UTC time in FPC or Lazarus?

waldo kitty wkitty42 at windstream.net
Sat Mar 31 04:32:31 CEST 2012

On 3/30/2012 15:31, Reinier Olislagers wrote:
> On 30-3-2012 16:05, Frank Church wrote:
>> When I get the time via the DateTime function result is adapted for
>> the timezone, making it an hour ahead now?
>> Is there a function that returns the UTC time, either as a UnixTime or
>> TDateTime irregardless of timezone?
> Frank,
> You could search the fpc and lazarus mailing list; I know there've been
> posts regarding this.
> IIRC, the conclusion was that doing this is potentially very difficult
> to do cross platform, keeping daylight saving changes etc in mind.

agreed... even in the TP/BP6/7 days... it depends on the setting of the local 
clock as to whether you to daylight saving display or not... i know of many that 
operate on UTC and do not do local time when viewing... it can be done but it is 
going to be a "trick" ;)

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