Where to release the object in Singleton class?

BS Dahiya's Avatar, Join Date: Sep 2008
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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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xpi0t0s's Avatar, Join Date: Aug 2004
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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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BS Dahiya's Avatar, Join Date: Sep 2008
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Thanks a lot. It is really fruitful.I got the idea,
Regards,
BSD