basic.time() Function/BASIC Program

basic.time()

Command basic.time() Function/BASIC Program
Applicable release versions: AP, R83
Category BASIC Program (486)
Description returns the current system time in its internal format, representing the number of seconds past midnight.

The parentheses following the function are required, and never contain any arguments.
Syntax
Options
Example
print 'the time is ':oconv(time(),'mth')

This example outputs the current system time in external format.

start.time=time()
loop until (time()-start.time)>30 or system(14) do
   rqm
repeat

This is an example of a loop which terminates under two conditions. Either a 
key is entered on the keyboard (system(14)) or 30 seconds has passed without 
any keystrokes.  If no keys are waiting and the timeout is not over, sleep for 
a second and check again.
Purpose
Related pc.mt
basic.oconv
basic.timedate
basic.statements
basic.functions