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Where to release the object in Singleton class?

Discussion in 'C' started by BS Dahiya, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. BS Dahiya

    BS Dahiya New Member

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    Where to release the object in Singleton class? Should we go destructor(Private) or any other static member function? I mean , what is the best solution?
     
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    Not the destructor, because deleting the object calls the destructor and that'll be recursive.
    Normally you would implement a get method which creates the object if it doesn't exist, then returns a reference to itself, and a release method which deletes the object if there are no references left. These are both static functions. If it's a global object of which there will always be one instance then get just returns a reference and release doesn't need to exist.
     
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    Thanks a lot. It is really fruitful.I got the idea,
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    BSD
     

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