How to Compare Two Dates in Apex?
Yes, using the standard comparison operators
>=is the correct way to compare dates (and datetimes as well)
It isn't directly stated in documentation, at least not that I can find, but we can infer that these operators are meant to work on dates from the documentation on Apex expression operators (emphasis mine)
>x > y Greater than operator.
If x is greater than y, the expression evaluates to true. Otherwise, the expression evaluates to false.
- The comparison of any two values can never result in null.
- If x or y equal null and are Integers, Doubles, Dates, or Datetimes, the expression is false.
(and the same for the other operators I listed).
If Dates/Datetimes were not meant to be used with these operators, I would expect that they wouldn't be mentioned in the documentation like this (and there would likely be comparison methods on the Date/Datetime classes themselves).
Also, if the comparison operators did not support date/datetime, you would get an error of some sort when you tried to save code that tried to use it.