Year isBefore() method in Java with Examples

The isBefore() method of Year class in Java is used to check if this current Year object is before the Year specified as parameter to this method.

Syntax:

public boolean isBefore(Year otherYear)

Parameter: It accepts a single parameter otherYear with which the current Year object is to be compared.



Return Value: It returns a boolean True value if this Year object’s value is before the value of Year object specified as a parameter to the method, otherwise it returns False.

Below programs illustrate the isBefore() method of Year in Java:
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// Program to illustrate the isBefore() method
  
import java.util.*;
import java.time.*;
  
public class GfG {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        // Create first Year object
        Year firstYear = Year.of(2018);
  
        // Create second Year object
        Year secondYear = Year.of(1997);
  
        // Check if this year object's value is
        // before the specified Year or not
        System.out.println(firstYear.isBefore(secondYear));
    }
}

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Output:

false

Program 2:

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// Program to illustrate the isBefore() method
  
import java.util.*;
import java.time.*;
  
public class GfG {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        // Create first Year object
        Year firstYear = Year.of(1997);
  
        // Create second Year object
        Year secondYear = Year.of(2018);
  
        // Check if this year object's value is
        // before the specified Year or not
        System.out.println(firstYear.isBefore(secondYear));
    }
}

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Output:

true

Reference: https://docs.oracle.com/javase/8/docs/api/java/time/Year.html#isBefore-java.time.Year-



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