Re: What is going on here?

 James Kanze <>
Mon, 06 Aug 2007 09:03:32 -0000
On Aug 6, 1:09 am, Jerry Coffin <> wrote:

In article <>,

[ ... ]

    if(!engine::gengine()->init(CmdShow)){return false;}

This would be a syntax error, you have declared "pengine" as a pointer
and here you are attempting to invoke operation () on it.

I don't see where it's used pengine at all. The only use of
operator() that I see is on whatever genengine() returns --
and he hasn't shown us that at all.

The only use of () is on engine::gengine, and on the init
later. It's just a guess, but could pengine and gengine mean
pointer to engine and get engine? He did show that pengine was
static, and the syntax above suggests that gengine is a static
function. All in all, this looks like some variant of the
singleton idiom, but with very non-standard names.

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