Commons Lang
  1. Commons Lang
  2. LANG-400

Add DateUtils methods to implement before and after time-insensitive

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    • Type: New Feature New Feature
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major Major
    • Resolution: Won't Fix
    • Affects Version/s: 2.3
    • Fix Version/s: None
    • Component/s: None
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      Description

      The JDK contains Date.before() and Date.after() but no time-insensitive versions exist. I am typically in the situation where TIMESTAMP columns are converted into Date instances and I need to compare dates only for business rules.

      I propose to complement DateUtils.isSameDay:
      DateUtils.isBeforeDay
      DateUtils.isAfterDay

      My private implementations convert Date to Calendar, zero-out the time elements, and then compare.

      PS: I would also deprecate isSameXXX methods in 2.4 and rename it to isEqualXXX since sameness usually implies instance equality, rather than object equality.

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            Reporter:
            Paul Benedict
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