# Prospective StartOfTime and EndOfTime in Mathematica

When working with conditions for numbers we have a notion of \[Infinity] representing larger than any other number and similarly -\[Infinity] representing smaller than any other number.

But when working with dates is there a similar notion of BeginningOfTime/StartOfTime representing larger than any other DateObject[...] or TimeObject[...] and EndOfTime representing smaller than any other DateObject[...] or TimeObject[...] in Wolfram language for working with time conditions?

Note it should work with all other builtin function like Min, Max, DateDifference, Greater, Less etc.

• One way to get that behavior would be to work with Unix timestamps instead. – C. E. Jun 14 '19 at 17:18
• That's a cool idea, I'll bring it up next time I'm watching a SW livestream. Might be worth emailing the suggestion to support as well. – Carl Lange Jun 14 '19 at 17:24