How to compare date strings in Python?

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Python date implementations support all the comparision operators. So, if you are using the datetime module to create and handle date objects, you can simply use the <, >, <=, >=, etc. operators on the dates. This makes it very easy to compare and check dates for validations, etc.

Example

from datetime import datetime
from datetime import timedelta
today = datetime.today()
yesterday = today - timedelta(days=1)
print(today < yesterday)
print(today > yesterday)
print(today == yesterday)

Output

This will give the output −

False
True
False
raja
Published on 08-Jan-2018 14:57:10
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