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Re: [Scheme-reports] No procedure to ask the current time?

Jeronimo Pellegrini scripsit:

> > for systems with no clock or concept of time,
> > this could be made optional. Alternately, it could
> > simply be a counter, sufficient to show relative
> > ordering of events but not exact durations
> So it would actually not exclude any devices.

I think that would undermine the utility of anything called "current-seconds".
If it doesn't know the current UTC time, it should return #f.

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