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Computer Date Stamp Control

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000048745D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Bradley, CT [+details]

Abstract

A computer instruction for adjusting a date timer is described. The date timer is adjusted without introducing sequence errors in the time stamp applied to jobs being processed by the computer. Adjustment without sequence error is accomplished by incrementing the timer at a slower rate or inhibiting incrementing when the timer is to be adjusted because it is running too fast. By not setting the timer back, time values plased in sequence fields of programs being run before and after correcting the time will not erroneously imply a wrong sequence.