[fpc-pascal] fpGetTimeOfDay

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Mon Mar 9 13:30:28 CET 2015

In our previous episode, Mark Morgan Lloyd said:
> Are there any known issues with this sort of thing  fpGetTimeOfDay 
> (@TimeVal, nil)  on various platforms? FPC 2.6.4 and 2.7.1 seem to be OK 
> on x86, but on x64 (and FWIW SPARC, haven't tested others) it appears to 
> be returning a fixed TimeVal plus a result of zero even if there are 
> several seconds between calls.

My FreeBSD manpage says:

... If tp or tzp is NULL, the associated time
     information will not be returned or set.

The Linux manpage words it differently:

  If either tv or tz is NULL, the corresponding structure is not  set  or
       returned.  (However, compilation warnings will result if tv is NULL.)

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