Re: Ambiguous MsVC!

"Alf P. Steinbach" <>
Tue, 28 Aug 2007 22:42:42 +0200

AG wrote:

x::X X;

This looks awful to me. Why don't you rather change the name of your
variable instead. A variable and its type are two different things.

You never name your son 'son'. You must give him a real name.


Agreed. However, I'm dealing with a few classes that were designed to
be singletons and statically instantiated, ie a class FontsManager is
instantiated as FontsManager. Thus, there are no "sons" here.

AFAIK the only solution is to change the name of the class. Maybe
someone has a better solution for this that doesn't involve (1)
removing the namespace and (2) changing the instance variable name?

Any comments/suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

It's stupid to try to blur the distinction between things that need to
be treated distinctly.

It's also generally stupid to use global variables.

To address both these points, introduce a static member function
instance() that provides a reference to the singleton instance.

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