Re: Confused about a thread-safe singleton example.
On 2008-12-03 07:42:55 -0500, email@example.com (Stefan Ram) said:
Alan Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
1. Don't use singletons. Ever. Pretty much all of the value of the GoF
Design Patterns book is negated by the fact that they chose to
legitimize Singleton as a design pattern. Singleton is just a fancy
name for global variable. We should call it the Global Variable
In the C++ "Hello world!" program, usually ??::std::cout?? is used,
which seems to be a ??global variable?? to me.
(In Java, ??java.lang.System.out?? has the same r??le.)
Do you see a way to get rid of it (Possibly by a redesign of
Before you redesign the library you have to be clear on what the goal
of the redesign is. Why is it bad for std::cout to be global? No
slogans, please. We all know that global variables are "evil". What
specific harm occurs because std::cout is global?
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