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Thread: How do I compare a variable's value with an enum's value?

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    Default How do I compare a variable's value with an enum's value?

    For example the context could be to see if a person can enter the club or not being underage or legal.

    In an enum class named Age:

    package test;
    public enum Age {
    	Underage(0), Legal(18)
    	int minAge;
    	Age(int minAge)
    		this.minAge = minAge;

    If I have another class named Customer:

    package test;
    public class Customer 
    	static Customer customer;
            static int age;
    	public Customer(int age)
    		this.age = age;

    Of course there would be input on their age. My question is how could I compare their age to the enum's value/minAge?

    e.g. If the customer was 14, I want to compare this to see if they are less than 18(value of Legal enum variable) in an if statement.

    I was thinking something like this:
    if(customer.age() >= Age.valueOf(minAge(Legal))

    Thanks in advance

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    Default Re: How do I compare a variable's value with an enum's value?

    Try adding a boolean method to the enum to test the value.
    If you don't understand my answer, don't ignore it, ask a question.

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    Default Re: How do I compare a variable's value with an enum's value?

    I think this:

    What you are showing here it should be something like:

    customer.age //it is a variable not a method so no '()'
    >= Age.valueOf("Legal")) // it is valueOf(String)

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