TIME8— Time function (64-bit)
Returns the current time encoded as an integer (in the manner of the
time(3) in the C standard library). This value is
suitable for passing to CTIME, GMTIME, and LTIME.
Warning: this intrinsic does not increase the range of the timing
values over that returned by
time(3). On a system with a 32-bit
TIME8 will return a 32-bit value, even though
it is converted to a 64-bit
INTEGER(8) value. That means
overflows of the 32-bit value can still occur. Therefore, the values
returned by this intrinsic might be or become negative or numerically
less than previous values during a single run of the compiled program.
RESULT = TIME8()
The return value is a scalar of type
DATE_AND_TIME, CTIME, GMTIME, LTIME, MCLOCK8, TIME