Creates and returns a date object set to the date and time specified by a given string.
- macOS 10.4–10.10Deprecated
A string that contains a colloquial specification of a date, such as “last Tuesday at dinner,” “3pm December 31, 2001,” “12/31/01,” or “31/12/01.”
NSDate object set to the current date and time specified by
This method supports only a limited set of colloquial phrases, primarily in English. It may give unexpected results, and its use is strongly discouraged. To create a date object from a string, you should use a date formatter object instead (see
Date and Data Formatting Guide).
In parsing the string, this method uses the date and time preferences stored in the user’s defaults database. (See
date(with for a list of the specific items used.)