Module java.base

Enum Class IsoEra

All Implemented Interfaces:
Serializable, Comparable<IsoEra>, Constable, Era, TemporalAccessor, TemporalAdjuster

public enum IsoEra extends Enum<IsoEra> implements Era
An era in the ISO calendar system.

The ISO-8601 standard does not define eras. A definition has therefore been created with two eras - 'Current era' (CE) for years on or after 0001-01-01 (ISO), and 'Before current era' (BCE) for years before that.

ISO years and eras
year-of-era era proleptic-year

Do not use ordinal() to obtain the numeric representation of IsoEra. Use getValue() instead.

Implementation Requirements:
This is an immutable and thread-safe enum.
  • Enum Constant Details

    • BCE

      public static final IsoEra BCE
      The singleton instance for the era before the current one, 'Before Current Era', which has the numeric value 0.
    • CE

      public static final IsoEra CE
      The singleton instance for the current era, 'Current Era', which has the numeric value 1.
  • Method Details

    • values

      public static IsoEra[] values()
      Returns an array containing the constants of this enum class, in the order they are declared.
      an array containing the constants of this enum class, in the order they are declared
    • valueOf

      public static IsoEra valueOf(String name)
      Returns the enum constant of this class with the specified name. The string must match exactly an identifier used to declare an enum constant in this class. (Extraneous whitespace characters are not permitted.)
      name - the name of the enum constant to be returned.
      the enum constant with the specified name
      IllegalArgumentException - if this enum class has no constant with the specified name
      NullPointerException - if the argument is null
    • of

      public static IsoEra of(int isoEra)
      Obtains an instance of IsoEra from an int value.

      IsoEra is an enum representing the ISO eras of BCE/CE. This factory allows the enum to be obtained from the int value.

      isoEra - the BCE/CE value to represent, from 0 (BCE) to 1 (CE)
      the era singleton, not null
      DateTimeException - if the value is invalid
    • getValue

      public int getValue()
      Gets the numeric era int value.

      The era BCE has the value 0, while the era CE has the value 1.

      Specified by:
      getValue in interface Era
      the era value, from 0 (BCE) to 1 (CE)