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9.268 TIME — Time function

Description:

Returns the current time encoded as an integer (in the manner of the function time(3) in the C standard library). This value is suitable for passing to CTIME, GMTIME, and LTIME.

This intrinsic is not fully portable, such as to systems with 32-bit INTEGER types but supporting times wider than 32 bits. 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.

See TIME8, for information on a similar intrinsic that might be portable to more GNU Fortran implementations, though to fewer Fortran compilers.

Standard:

GNU extension

Class:

Function

Syntax:

RESULT = TIME()

Return value:

The return value is a scalar of type INTEGER(4).

See also:

DATE_AND_TIME, CTIME, GMTIME, LTIME, MCLOCK, TIME8