Crypto++  5.6.5
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Singleton< T, F, instance > Class Template Reference

Restricts the instantiation of a class to one static object without locks. More...

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 Singleton (F objectFactory=F())
 
const T & Ref (...) const
 Return a reference to the inner Singleton object. More...
 

Detailed Description

template<class T, class F = NewObject<T>, int instance = 0>
class Singleton< T, F, instance >

Restricts the instantiation of a class to one static object without locks.

Template Parameters
Tthe class or type
Fthe object factory for T
instancean instance counter for the class object

This class safely initializes a static object in a multithreaded environment. For C++03 and below it will do so without using locks for portability. If two threads call Ref() at the same time, they may get back different references, and one object may end up being memory leaked. This is by design and it avoids a subltle initialization problem ina multithreaded environment with thread local storage on early Windows platforms, like Windows XP and Windows 2003.

For C++11 and above, a standard double-checked locking pattern with thread fences are used. The locks and fences are standard and do not hinder portability.

Microsoft's C++11 implementation provides the necessary primitive support on Windows Vista and above when using Visual Studio 2015 (cl.exe version 19.00). If C++11 is desired, you should set WINVER or _WIN32_WINNT to 0x600 (or above), and compile with Visual Studio 2015.

See also
Double-Checked Locking is Fixed In C++11, Dynamic Initialization and Destruction with Concurrency and Thread Local Storage (TLS) on MSDN.
Since
Crypto++ 5.2

Definition at line 309 of file misc.h.

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◆ Ref()

template<class T , class F , int instance>
const T & Singleton< T, F, instance >::Ref (   ...) const

Return a reference to the inner Singleton object.

Template Parameters
Tthe class or type
Fthe object factory for T
instancean instance counter for the class object

Ref() is used to create the object using the object factory. The object is only created once with the limitations discussed in the class documentation.

See also
Double-Checked Locking is Fixed In C++11
Since
Crypto++ 5.2

Definition at line 330 of file misc.h.


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