Re: What's the connection between objects and threads?

James Kanze <>
Mon, 19 May 2008 02:26:05 -0700 (PDT)
On May 18, 3:43 pm, Szabolcs Ferenczi <>

On May 18, 3:27 pm, James Kanze <> wrote:

On 18 mai, 13:29, ManicQin <> wrote:

On May 18, 12:43 pm, darren <> wrote:


Try to avoid using singletons (if you refer to the
singleton pattern). It is not a good idea even in
non-MT programs. You can always avoid using singletons
by disciplined programming. In this case you do not need
singleton either.

He is right

Bullshit. (If you read any of Szabolcs' postings, you'll
quickly realize that he's never actually written any real code.)
You don't want to abuse them, but there are special cases where
they are the appropriate solution. In the case of detached
threads, in fact, some form of singleton is almost necessary for
a clean shutdown.

Calm down, my friend, and do not write "Bullshit".

I call a spade a spade. If you don't post bullshit, I won't
respond with "bullshit".

If you do not know about something, do not attack it just
because of your ignorance.

Look who's talking.

The singleton pattern is discouraged even by its creator.

Given that the pattern has been around for years, I doubt that
we even know who its creator is. The fact remains that it is
the best known solution for a small number of particular cases.
Just because it can be (and frequently is) misused doesn't mean
it shouldn't be used where appropriate. (There is, in fact, no
other way to ensure clean shutdown if you're using detached

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