I’m not sure that I see the difference between [NSDate date] and [[NSDate alloc] init]. I understand the alloc/init piece, but what I’m having trouble grasping is the difference between the two. Does “date” only initialize the date class method, while the “alloc/init” initializes all class methods within NSDate (which includes date, plus others)?
Looking it up in the documentation, it appears to be the same, hrmm, wait, it isn’t. Date is just a value, but init returns an object, is that it?
date: "Creates and returns a new date set to the current date and time."
init: “Returns an NSDate object initialized to the current date and time.”