Groovy - before()


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Tests if this date is before the specified date.

Syntax

public boolean before(Date when)

Parameters

when − a date.

Return Value

True if and only if the instant of time represented by this Date object is strictly earlier than the instant represented by when; false otherwise.

Example

Following is an example of the usage of this method −

class Example { 
   static void main(String[] args) { 
      Date olddate = new Date("05/11/2015"); 
      Date newdate = new Date("05/11/2015"); 
      Date latestdate = new Date();
		
      System.out.println(olddate.before(newdate)); 
      System.out.println(olddate.before(latestdate)); 
   } 
}

When we run the above program, we will get the following result −

false 
true 
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