Finding UTC

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Sat Feb 20 16:44:08 CET 2016


Graham Samuel wrote:

 > In LCS, I can write a line of code that says something like
 >
 >   put the time
 >
 > This will of course put the time as perceived by the server where in
 > the world my copy of LCS happens to be hosted. Given that this is
 > arbitrary from the point of view of a user of the server, it would be
 > easier for me if I could show the time as UTC, or what us Brits used
 > to call Greenwich Mean Time.
 >
 > Is there any way of doing this, either within the LC engine, or by
 > querying the server parameters, assuming it to be running Apache? Or
 > do I  have to invoke a service like worldtimeserver.com
 > <http://worldtimeserver.com/>?

I believe you should be able to use "the internet date" for that, since 
it includes the UTC offset from which you can calculate UTC itself.


 > PS: IMHO LiveCode Server should be called ‘LiveCode Server Edition’,
 > since the engine isn’t itself a server, it just **runs** on a server,
 > AFAIKS. The idea of a server-within-a-server seems confusing to me.

Agreed, it would make it more understandable.  Or perhaps even more 
specifically, "LiveCode CGI".

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