From: David Sankel (camior_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-05-05 04:13:35
* What is your evaluation of the design?
Excellent. Certainly the best Singleton library I've seen. The ability
to change the memory model (dynamic/static) easily is an especially
* What is your evaluation of the implementation?
I didn't have a deep look.
* What is your evaluation of the documentation?
* What is your evaluation of the potential usefulness of the library?
As we've all used singletons before, this is potentially very useful.
However, I cannot see any wide-spread use for the multiton library.
While an interesting idea, the mutiton would be better implemented as
a map<string,object> for runtime or just shared variables at
compile-time. These options are more flexible from the get-go.
* Did you try to use the library? With what compiler? Did you
have any problems?
Nope, didn't try it.
* How much effort did you put into your evaluation? A glance? A
quick reading? In-depth study?
I did an In-depth study of the documentation and interfaces.
* Are you knowledgeable about the problem domain?
Yes, for several large code-bases I architect, singletons are integral
to the design.
* Do you think the library should be accepted as a Boost library?
Be sure to say this explicitly so that your other comments don't
obscure your overall opinion.
I do think it should be accepted, but without the multiton part.
David J. Sankel
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