Re: Threadsafe singletons

"kanze" <>
1 Aug 2006 08:58:57 -0400
Matthias Hofmann wrote:

"David Barrett-Lennard" <> schrieb im Newsbeitrag

Matthias Hofmann wrote:

"David Barrett-Lennard" <> schrieb im Newsbeitrag

It is assumed that no additional threads are created until after


begins. Therefore before main() only one thread can call
GetInstance(). Even if other static initialization code causes
GetInstance() to be called there is no threading issue.

You mean *dynamic* initialization code, don't you?

Are these precise formal terms? I'm referring to the code that runs
when constructors of static objects execute before main() begins.

The terms "static initialization" and "dynamic initialization" are defined
in section 3.6.2/1 of the standard.

Note that confusion is easy because both refer to objects with
static lifetimes. It's not just in the language itself that the
word static is overly overloaded.

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