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currentTime -- get the current time

Synopsis

Description

i1 : currentTime()

o1 = 1622154706

We can compute, roughly, how many years ago the epoch began as follows.

i2 : currentTime() /( (365 + 97./400) * 24 * 60 * 60 )

o2 = 51.4040362960276

o2 : RR (of precision 53)

We can also compute how many months account for the fractional part of that number.

i3 : 12 * (oo - floor oo)

o3 = 4.84843555233101

o3 : RR (of precision 53)

Compare that to the current date, available from a standard Unix command.

i4 : run "date"
Thu 27 May 2021 10:31:46 PM UTC

o4 = 0

For the programmer

The object currentTime is a compiled function.