Re: Question about a static vector<*A> in class A

 James Kanze <>
Wed, 25 Jul 2007 07:56:26 -0700
On Jul 25, 2:13 pm, wrote:

  - do you realise that these static initialisation issues overlap
with issues around starting threads from other static objects? You
might want to do some reading around the issues too.

To which one might respond: don't start threads in the
constructors of static objects.

- to ensure a container deletes objects stored externally, use
a smart pointer such as std::auto_ptr<>, or one of the boost
library offerings

Generally, you don't want the singleton object to be deleted,
period. If you do, the obvious solution is to declare it as a
local static variable, and let the compiler take care of things.
There's never any need for (or any advantage with) a smart
pointer here.

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