Re: AfxGetApp() returns NULL

"Tom Serface" <>
Sat, 8 Dec 2007 21:16:05 -0800
Fair enough. I confess it's all a matter of programmer's preference.
However, referencing the variable or function with "theApp" reminds me of
where it resides so I don't have to wonder if it is local, global, or
whatever. I do this with very few objects, but it's handy on occasion.


"Joseph M. Newcomer" <> wrote in message

The problem here is a confusion between the concept of syntactic global
and the logical
concept of global. The CWinApp gives the delusion that because it is a
class, the
variable isn't global, but it actually is. It is merely decorated with
some silly syntax
that satisfies some religious principle of globality, without actually
changing the
fundamental logical flaw of globalilty.

On Sat, 8 Dec 2007 14:11:04 -0800, "Tom Serface"
<> wrote:

I use theApp. method all the time and it works OK for me. When I've
objects (as Joe indicates) I usually end up putting them in theApp anyway
and end up with something like:


which creates the singleton if necessary, but just returns a pointer to it
if there is already a queue created. Kind of a mixture of both ideas.
rather not have global variables so I like assigning things that would
otherwise been global (including singletons) to theApp.


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