Bug 249995 - Clips (time) function always returns 0.0
Clips (time) function always returns 0.0
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: clips (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Rick L Vinyard Jr
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-07-29 02:02 EDT by Scott Ross
Modified: 2008-10-30 18:40 EDT (History)
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Description Scott Ross 2007-07-29 02:02:08 EDT
Description of problem:
  The '(time)' function always returns 0.0.  This function should return the
number of seconds since an unspecified epoch.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
  clips-6.24-22.fc7

How reproducible:
  Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.run clips or xclips
2.type (time)
3.wait a few seconds and type (time) again.
  
Actual results:
  the function always returns 0.0

Expected results:
  The value should increase over time. 

Additional info:
  I found the problem in clipssrc/clips/sysdep.c around line 740. None of the
alternatives matched (Linux seems to be identified as UNIX_7). I added 

#elif UNIX_7
   struct timeval now;
   gettimeofday(&now, 0);
   return (now.tv_usec / 1000000.0) + now.tv_sec;

And I now get useful return values.

  Thanks
    scott
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