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D - getUTCtime in linux

reply nick.fletcher dingoblue.com.au writes:
Hi,
i wrote a program in D in win32 (commandline), and it works fine.
then i decided i would try and compile it using the linux port of D from
www.opend.org
it works, but only if i comment out my usage of getUTCtime().
the error message is this:

[root lvs dli-0.1.2]# ./dli passGen.d
passGen.o: In function `__endif_599':
passGen.o(.text+0x30ff): undefined reference to `_D4date_10getUTCtime_FZl'
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status

what im using it for, is to further randomise the random seed when creating the
random number generator.
is there a way i can make getUTCtime() work in linux? or some other time
function i can use that will work? or even some other method of getting a unique
number for the rand_seed() func?
thanks,

Nick
Feb 17 2003
parent reply "Walter" <walter digitalmars.com> writes:
<nick.fletcher dingoblue.com.au> wrote in message
news:b2s6a2$25oe$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 or even some other method of getting a unique
 number for the rand_seed() func?
 thanks,

One popular way is to use the chip cycle counter: ulong read_timer() { asm { naked; rdtsc; } }
Feb 20 2003
parent nick.fletcher dingoblue.com.au writes:
In article <b33auk$2psi$1 digitaldaemon.com>, Walter says...
<nick.fletcher dingoblue.com.au> wrote in message
news:b2s6a2$25oe$1 digitaldaemon.com...
 or even some other method of getting a unique
 number for the rand_seed() func?
 thanks,

One popular way is to use the chip cycle counter: ulong read_timer() { asm { naked; rdtsc; } }

thanks, but linux doesnt support asm{ } yet :)
Feb 25 2003