Re: Restrict to objects with static storage duration

"Victor Bazarov" <>
Thu, 27 Mar 2008 12:59:27 -0400
Abhishek Padmanabh wrote:

On Mar 27, 8:38 pm, ppi <> wrote:

On Mar 27, 11:10 am, "Victor Bazarov" <>

The problem, of course is that I have literally _hundreds_ of those
scattered throughout the code, so there is no way in hell I can keep
all those numbers unique manually.

Any other ideas?

well, the following is ugly but it can be quite practical ;-)

int main()
OnlyStatic& osobj = getStaticObject<OnlyStatic,__LINE__>();
OnlyStatic& osobj2 = getStaticObject<OnlyStatic,__LINE__>();


VS (.net 2002 onwards) and gcc (4.3) do have a predefined macro :
__COUNTER__. Don't know if some solution of this sort would be
available for your toolset.

How is that predefined macro treated _across_ translation units?
And keep in mind that VS 2005+ has parallel compilation available.

So, other than that, yes, it is painful/
unpractical. :-(

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