Can any one tell me why this happens ?

Marvel <>
Mon, 26 Apr 2010 01:00:07 -0700 (PDT)
/// The header file is:

#include <iostream>
#include <string>
#include <vector>
#include <typeinfo>
#include <ext/hash_map>
#include <string>

#define hashmap __gnu_cxx::hash_map

namespace __gnu_cxx {

template<> struct hash< std::string > {
    size_t operator()(const std::string& s) const {
        size_t res = 0;
        for(size_t i = 0; i < s.size(); ++i) {
            res *= 37;
            res += s[i];
        return res;


template< typename GeneralBaseType >
class TypeCreator {
    typedef GeneralBaseType base_type;
    typedef base_type* create_function();
    typedef std::string string;

    class ShowLive : public hashmap< string, create_function* > {
        ShowLive() { std::cout << "Create" << std::endl; }
        ~ShowLive() {std::cout << "Release" << std::endl; }

    typedef ShowLive MapType;

    static base_type* create( const string & tyid) {
        std::cout << &map << std::endl;
        std::cout << map.size() << std::endl;
        typename MapType::const_iterator it = map.find(tyid);
        if( it != map.end()) {
            return it->second();
        return NULL;

    static void release( base_type* p) { delete p; }

    static const MapType map;

template< typename GeneralBaseType >
const typename TypeCreator< GeneralBaseType >::MapType
TypeCreator< GeneralBaseType >::map;

template< typename TypeToCreate,
          typename GeneralBaseType >
static GeneralBaseType*
type_creation_function() {
    return new TypeToCreate();

template< typename TypeToCreate,
          typename GeneralBaseType >
static std::string
static_register_type_to_typecreator() {
    typedef TypeCreator< GeneralBaseType > TypeCreator;
    typename TypeCreator::string id = typeid( TypeToCreate ).name();
    const_cast< typename TypeCreator::MapType&
(TypeCreator::map).insert( typename

TypeCreator::MapType::value_type(id, &type_creation_function<
TypeToCreate, GeneralBaseType > ));
    std::cout << &TypeCreator::map << std::endl;
    std::cout << TypeCreator::map.size() << std::endl;
    return id;

template< typename TypeToCreate,
          typename GeneralBaseType >
class RegisterTypeCreator :
    public TypeCreator< GeneralBaseType > {
    typedef typename TypeCreator< GeneralBaseType >::string string;
    static const string id;

template< typename TypeToCreate,
          typename GeneralBaseType >
const typename RegisterTypeCreator< TypeToCreate, GeneralBaseType


RegisterTypeCreator< TypeToCreate, GeneralBaseType >::id =
    static_register_type_to_typecreator< TypeToCreate, GeneralBaseType


/// The source file is:
#include <iostream>
#include <cassert>
#include <sstream>
#include "header.hpp"

class Base { public: virtual ~Base() {} virtual void p() const = 0; };
class A : public Base { public: void p() const { std::cout << "A" <<
std::endl; } };
class B : public Base { public: void p() const { std::cout << "B" <<
std::endl; } };

int main( int argc, char** argv) {
    std::cout << "main" << std::endl;
    // Note the following line is important, all it will crash.
    //TypeCreator< Base >::map;
    Base* p = TypeCreator< Base >::create( RegisterTypeCreator< A,
Base >::id );
    TypeCreator< Base >::release(p);
    p = TypeCreator< Base >::create( RegisterTypeCreator< B, Base

::id );

    TypeCreator< Base >::release(p);
    return 0;


I tried the upper code under g++ version 4.2.4 (Ubuntu 4.2.4-1ubuntu4)


You see that the member function is called before constructor. Why and
how is this happened ?

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