PHP | IntlCalendar before() Function

The IntlCalendar::before() function is an inbuilt function in PHP which returns True if the object current time is before that of the passed object.

Syntax:

  • Object oriented style:
    bool IntlCalendar::before( IntlCalendar $other )
  • Procedural style:
    bool intlcal_before( IntlCalendar $cal, IntlCalendar $other )

Parameters:

  • $cal: This parameter holds the IntlCalendar resource.
  • $other: This parameter holds the calendar whose time checked against the primary object time.

Return Value: This function returns TRUE if the object current time is before that of the passed object.

Below program illustrates the IntlCalendar::before() function in PHP:



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<?php
  
// Create an IntlCalendar from a DateTime object or string
$calendar1 = IntlCalendar::fromDateTime('2019-08-29 09:19:29');
  
// Clone the Calendar date
$calendar2 = clone $calendar1;
  
// Use IntlCalendar::before() function
// and display result
var_dump($calendar1->before($calendar2));
var_dump($calendar2->before($calendar1));
  
// Use IntlCalendar::add() function to
// add month in date
$calendar1->add(IntlCalendar::FIELD_MONTH, 1);
  
// Use IntlCalendar::before() function
// and display result
var_dump($calendar1->before($calendar2));
var_dump($calendar2->before($calendar1));
          
?>

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Output:

bool(false)
bool(false)
bool(false)
bool(true)

Reference: https://www.php.net/manual/en/intlcalendar.before.php

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