[OpenBIOS] [PATCH] Adds the get-time word to the dictionary. It returns the current time and date on the stack.

Mark Cave-Ayland mark.cave-ayland at ilande.co.uk
Sun Oct 7 17:41:45 CEST 2012

On 05/10/12 01:49, Programmingkid wrote:

>> Can you give some more context as to why the get-time word in the rtc
>> node cannot be used?
> I was trying out some source code I found in the book "Mac OS X
> Internals" on page 320. When I typed get-time, the word was not found in
> the dictionary. So I thought I could make a contribution by adding this
> word to the dictionary. A little later I found out the word was a part
> of the rtc node. I figure adding this word to the dictionary might help
> the next person who might be reading this book and trying out some of
> the source code in it.

I'm with Tarl on this one; we really want to avoid putting things in the 
global namespace unless there is a very good reason to do so. If it were 
because OS X called the get-time word in a global context then I would 
say we should add it. But if it's just a case of avoiding navigating to 
the rtc node then the patch must be rejected - otherwise we would 
rapidly find ourselves heading down the slippery slope of adding wrapper 
words for many others, and then where would we stop?



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