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From: Eric Niebler (eric_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-06-08 18:15:25

Hurd, Matthew wrote:
>>Behalf Of scott
>>Assume use of a technique like the following (think this has been
>>presented as "object shim"?);
>>T &
>> static T *p = new T;
>> return *p;
>>as a means of dealing with global construction issue, i.e. instead
>>of expressions like "anastasia.data_member" the usage is
>>"anastasia().data_member". Also assume that some of these global
>>objects (i.e. shims) deploy mutexes for MT reasons. What happens
>>when there is more that one thread running around making calls
>>to shims? Instantiation of the global itself becomes an MT issue.
> That's what the double-checked locking pattern for singletons is for.
> Regards,
> Matt Hurd.

No, the double-checked locking pattern is only good as the subject of
talks describing why it's not good for anything.

Eric Niebler
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