Ole Begemann just wrote a nice article on
NSUserDefaults. It’s a good
overview for newcomers to the platform, but it also highlighted a feature that I
hadn’t considered before—domains.
Different configuration data can come from, or be stored, in different domains.
What surprised me most was the
NSArgumentDomain. It’s a volitile storage
space (won’t be persisted across app runs) and is populated at app launch from
command line parameters. Remember the strange command flag syntax to turn on
Core Data’s SQLite debug logs? It sets the values in the
NSArgumentDomain of the app’s