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RE: [MiNT] DATE/TIME cookies

> From: owner-mint@fishpool.com [mailto:owner-mint@fishpool.com]On Behalf
> Of Petr Stehlik
> Sent: Friday, February 26, 1999 5:20 PM
> To: Julian Reschke
> Cc: mint
> Subject: RE: [MiNT] DATE/TIME cookies
> > OK, let me summarize: your clock TSR accesses the screen in a dirty way,
> perhaps you mean the TSR doesn't use VDI for screen output. Or do you
> consider TOS' screen output (LineA) dirty, too?

It's not guaranteed to be there.

> > don't you just fix your program instead of trying to get new
> features into
> > the kernel?
> I will add other methods of retrieving current time into Clocky as soon as
> I get some time to work on it, I promise. For other programs using those
> cookies we might just say "start DTCOOKIE before MiNT only" and also
> perhaps "use that application under TOS/MagiC only, it's too dirty for
> MiNT".
> Anyway, I liked the idea of 'fast calls' to GEMDOS/X/BIOS that would allow
> us to call at least *some* functions even from within an interrupt. I am
> looking forward to the results of Konrad's and others work.
> Petr
> ...still dreaming about code like
> /* in interrupt */
> if (Cookie('MagX') || Cookie('MiNT') >= 0x110) {
>     Tgettime();
>     Tgetdate();

Actually you should be able to do this anyway, because it's an XBIOS call (I
think this works under plain TOS...).

Regards, jr