[Pharo-project] System time

Alexandre Bergel alexandre.bergel at me.com
Sun May 1 00:06:04 CEST 2011

'Time now' gives me the same result than OSX


On 30 Apr 2011, at 16:15, Jimmie Houchin wrote:

> On 4/30/2011 11:50 AM, Stéphane Ducasse wrote:
>>> I am developing a time sensitive application. I poll a server every minute for new data. The data is time sensitive and the sooner I can get the data to the release of the data the better.
>>> I have noticed that Pharo's system time drifts away from the OS system time. I would really like the Pharo system time to be the correct time.
>> do you have a repeatable scenario?
>> VM
>> Image information.
> Pharo 1.3 and the latest Cog.
>>> I have not been able to find where in Pharo I can call to update the System clock to the correct time.
>> you can use OSProcess (only mac and linux)
> No, that's not the problem. The OS clock is right. It's Pharo that has drifted away from correct time. Regardless it would be nice if I have to correct the OS clock, it would still be nice to resync Pharo with the OS, keep both in sync and correct. What I am wanting is simply to resync the Pharo clock with the OS clock.
> It seems that when the Pharo image is started that it gets the OS System time, but keeps its own time after that. Now I do not know the consequences of Pharo adjusting its time backward. If this isn't possible, then I might have to do some workarounds to insure that I get my data in a timely manner.
> The image I have been developing in is currently about 30 seconds ahead of the OS clock. It is on my laptop. It might be due to the laptops sleep and hibernation. I have not tested this on my server.
> That is the situation as best I know it.
> Thanks.
> Jimmie

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