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Cocoa Tip of the Day, 1/20/10

Broadcast events with notifications.

The NSNotification mechanism makes it very easy to send an event to any object that might want to handle it.  Favour this over delegates or action methods when more than one object might want to handle an event.  If other applications might need to react to the event then consider sending a distributed notification as well.

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