Re: Hep

"Alf P. Steinbach" <>
Wed, 21 May 2008 20:40:28 +0200
* Fernando G?mez:

On May 21, 5:54 am, "Alf P. Steinbach" <> wrote:

* Manmeet:

Problem is regarding the global variables.
Can anyone guide me on this issue.

It's simple: avoid global variables.

Use a Singleton instead?

Well, that would be good idea, even if many good people caution against it.

As an example, a week ago I struggled several hours with the Windows
implementation of WxWidgets, as it turned out because it suffered the Static
Initialization Order Fiasco due to a very large number of global variables of
class type. It just crashed and crashed when I tried to do things before entry
of 'main'. Started to fix the library but discovered that those globals were
generated by macros (! jeez), all over the place, so, had to accept limitation.

Which of course was undocumented, at least as far as I can see...

Cheers, & hth.,

- Alf

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