Fun Project: xTalk GUID Generator

Bill Marriott wjm at wjm.org
Fri Dec 1 11:35:06 CST 2006


And Rev's "the milliseconds" returns the total number of milliseconds since 
the "start of the eon" -- which is midnight GMT, January 1, 1970. Ticks is 
the same, but returns 1/60th of a second. I don't think we have a way of 
accessing nanoseconds (billionth of a second).


"Mark Wieder" <mwieder at ahsoftware.net> wrote in 
message news:14577606001.20061201090723 at ahsoftware.net...
> Bill-
>
> Thursday, November 30, 2006, 1:18:01 PM, you wrote:
>
> I love this comment from the rfc:
>
>    /* NT keeps time in FILETIME format which is 100ns ticks since
>       Jan 1, 1601. UUIDs use time in 100ns ticks since Oct 15, 1582.
>       The difference is 17 Days in Oct + 30 (Nov) + 31 (Dec)
>       + 18 years and 5 leap days. */
>
> Gotta love those Microsoft "standards", dontcha?






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