Fun Project: xTalk GUID Generator

Ken Ray kray at
Fri Dec 1 13:46:39 EST 2006

On 12/1/06 11:35 AM, "Bill Marriott" <wjm at> wrote:

> 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).

No, the closest we have is microseconds (a millionth of a second), by using
the "long seconds" function. But keep in mind the note attached to it: "this
value is not normally accurate past the third decimal place because of
processor delays".


Ken Ray
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