I'm trying to timestamp some data I'm feeding into a collection, so I started by looking at the the example patch for the [date] object. I want to mark some data with the current time from the computer's clock. The date object doesn't seem to be doing this for me.
The description of the object indicates that "date reports the current date, time, and the number of 1/60th-of-a-second ticks since startup."
It's not clear that the date object is doing that, either. Presently, my computer's clock indicates that the time is 9:29:15pm. When I send the time message into the [date] object, I get back 1 29 15 in the list. I didn't turn my computer on exactly at the top of the hour, so I find it strange that the minutes and seconds are correct, but the hour is completely wrong.
Does the date object take the computer's timezone into account or must my program handle that?
system: Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 on an AMD-based notebook.