abstract fun now(): Instant(source)

Returns the Instant corresponding to the current time, according to this clock.

It is not guaranteed that calling now later will return a larger Instant. In particular, for Clock.System it is completely expected that the opposite will happen, and it must be taken into account. See the System documentation for details.

Even though Instant is defined to be on the UTC-SLS time scale, which enforces a specific way of handling leap seconds, now is not guaranteed to handle leap seconds in any specific way.