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IntlCalendar::beforeWhether this objectʼs time is before that of the passed object


Object oriented style

public IntlCalendar::before(IntlCalendar $other): bool

Procedural style

intlcal_before(IntlCalendar $cal, IntlCalendar $other): bool

Returns whether this objectʼs time precedes the argumentʼs time.



The IntlCalendar resource.


The calendar whose time will be checked against the primary objectʼs time.

Return Values

Returns true if this objectʼs current time is before that of the calendar argumentʼs time. Returns false otherwise. Also returns false on failure. You can use exceptions or intl_get_error_code() to detect error conditions.

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