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Re: [MiNT] DATE/TIME cookies

On Wed, 3 Feb 1999 07:44:00 +0100, Jörg_Westheide wrote:

J>PS>I have just added the creating of "DATE" and "TIME" cookies into MiNT.
J>Do you really think we should support this cookies?

Yes, why not? It doesn´t break anything in the first place.

J>IMO they are a hack to deal with the lacking possibility to call Tgettime()
J>and Tgetdate() from interrupts (is this really not possible under MiNT?).

No it´s really not possible.

J>They encourage programers to access memory owned by the kernel of which I
J>think it should be forbidden.

read-only access should not be harmful I think.

J>I would prefer to make this GEMDOS functions really reentrant so that they
J>can be called from interrupts

This would be another solution. MagiC already has these functions
reentrant (if I guessed the German DTCOOKIE.TXT correctly).

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