So you’re implementing a new notification and you want the name to be a constant. Easy, right?
const NSString* VTMyNewNotification;
If that’s how you do constants, you’re not doing it quite right. Try assign a new value to the alleged constant and watch in horror as the compiler doesn’t stop you.
This is because when you type
const NSString*, the compiler interprets that
as a pointer to a constant
NSString is already an immutable
object, so making a constant
NSString doesn’t do anything except maybe cause
some compiler errors/warnings later when you try to use it. What you’re really
after is a constant pointer to an
NSString. It’s ever so subtly
different, and written like so:
NSString* const VTMyNewNotification;
Don’t feel bad. It’s a common mistake. I used to do it until Rob Napier schooled me, and now I’m passin’ on the learnin’ to you.