[fpc-pascal] fpGetTimeOfDay

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.fpc-pascal at telemetry.co.uk
Mon Mar 9 15:10:52 CET 2015

Marco van de Voort wrote:
> 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.)

The funny thing is that the snippet of code that I'm using was 
contributed by you, and that it works fine on multiple versions of x86 


Mark Morgan Lloyd
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