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Date Functions in Java

 
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Hello Authors, Sheriffs & Pros

Can you throw some light on why Java does not have more date functions like DateDiff etc etc except a few in Calendar class.
 
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I can't answer why that is so (priorities?), but others here have recommended the Joda Time which looks to have a pretty thorough and straight-forward API.
 
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David thanks for that link.
 
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