This routine fills an 8-word buffer with the current time parameters.
All time parameters are delivered as binary numbers. The value ranges
(in decimal) are shown in the table below.
This routine is deprecated:
1. It returns its results in a struct that was specific to the now
retired VAX/VMS machines. A struct tm would be more appropriate
2. It uses "local" times in its computations and as such will have
daylight savings time pathologies.
Word 0 -- Year (since 1900)
Word 1 -- Month (1-12)
Word 2 -- Day (1-31)
Word 3 -- Hour (0-23)
Word 4 -- Minute (0-59)
Word 5 -- Second (0-59)
Word 6 -- Tick of second (depends on the frequency of the clock)
Word 7 -- Ticks per second (depends on the frequency of the