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Re^2: Compare two dates

by Laurent_R (Canon)
on Jul 22, 2019 at 22:54 UTC ( #11103178=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Compare two dates
in thread Compare two dates

Yeah, that's correct, but it is slightly more complicated than it needs to be. Using the lt and gt string comparison operators is a bit simpler:
my $d1 = '2019-06-08'; my $d2 = '2019-06-08'; if ($d1 lt $d2) { print "\n$d1 is smaller.\n"; } elsif ($d2 gt $d1) { print "\n$d1 is larger.\n"; } else { print "\nThe dates are equal!\n"; }
Or:
my $d1 = '2019-06-08'; my $d2 = '2019-06-08'; print $d1 lt $d2 ? "$d1 smaller" : $d1 gt $d2 ? "$d1 larger" : "Dates are equal";

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