In This Chapter
• Understanding what property lists contain
• Creating a simple property list
• Editing property lists
• Using property list formats
Cocoa uses property lists (also called plists, after the common extension for property-list files) everywhere. They are the all-purpose storage medium for structured data, both for application resources and sometimes even application documents. Although I’ve put this chapter in the Mac OS X section of this book, property lists are important to iOS developers, as well.
• Many of Apple’s standard formats for configuration files are simply specifications of keys and trees for property lists. If you want a configuration file of your own, you could do much worse than a specialized ...