I have searched around but google cannot quite understand what I am asking. It seems simple but I can't seem to nail it down in my head, I'm probably thinking about it too hard. I am comparing two datetimes:
if(datetimeX < datetimeY)
... if this is true would that mean that from the present moment datetimeX is farther in the past than datetimeY ? Or, if this is true, has a greater amount of time elapsed since the exact moment of datetimeY which though the if is true would acutally mean datetimeY is farther in the past ?