Re: question re. usage of "static" within static member functions of a class

"Chris M. Thomasson" <no@spam.invalid>
Sat, 12 Sep 2009 02:29:35 -0700
"James Kanze" <> wrote in message

The problem is that C++ (up through the 2003 standard) simply
lacks memory barriers. Double-checked locking is one example
of code that _needs_ a memory barrier to work correctly -- but
it's only one example of many.

It can be made to work with thread local storage as well,
without memory barriers.

Indeed; something along the lines of:

<pseudo-code typed in newsreader>
template<typename T, unsigned T_id = 0>
struct non_destroying_singleton
    static T& instance()
        __thread T* l_instance = NULL;

        if (! l_instance)
            static T* g_instance = NULL;

            static pthread_mutex_t g_mutex = PTHREAD_MUTEX_INITIALIZER;

            lock_guard lock(g_mutex);

            if (! (l_instance = g_instance))
                l_instance = g_instance = new T();

        return *l_instance;

No memory barriers required! Yeah!



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