Re: Simple question on Pointers

"Igor Tandetnik" <>
Wed, 3 Dec 2008 21:15:55 -0500
"Alan Carre" <> wrote in message

"Igor Tandetnik" <> wrote in message

Alan Carre <> wrote:
Why is this a problem? Objects get constructed on demand - isn't
that what you wanted? As long as you don't have circular
dependencies, at which point nothing can save you.

But they don't! I have ample proof that that's not true [ie. painful
experience]. If they're at global scope the order of construction is
in the order that the linker encounters them.

I'm talking about function-static objects, like this:

Singleton* getInstance() {
    static Singleton instance;
    return &instance;

These get constructed the first time the function is called.
With best wishes,
    Igor Tandetnik

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