Re: need feedback on singleton template

"Chris Thomasson" <>
Fri, 28 Mar 2008 10:13:20 CST
"Sohail Somani" <> wrote in message

On Thu, 27 Mar 2008 11:02:48 -0600, Chris Thomasson wrote:

Not going to work as-is because shared_ptr honors only basic
thread-safety. Here is an outline of an atomically thread-safe

Here is one that works with boost threads (scroll to the bottom):


I have a question wrt your 'static singleton<T>::call_me_once()' function:
#include <boost/thread/once.hpp>

template<typename T>
struct singleton : private boost::noncopyable
    T & instance()
      return instance_helper();
    static boost::once_flag once_;
    static void call_me_once()

    T & instance_helper()
      static T t;
      return t;
template<typename T>
boost::once_flag singleton<T>::once_ = BOOST_ONCE_INIT;

How can you call 'singleton<T>::instance_helper()' from 'static
singleton<T>::call_me_once()' when the static function has no access to the
'this' pointer?

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