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singleton.h

/* ScummVM - Scumm Interpreter
 * Copyright (C) 2001  Ludvig Strigeus
 * Copyright (C) 2001-2004 The ScummVM project
 *
 * This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
 * modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License
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 *
 * $Header: /cvsroot/scummvm/scummvm/common/singleton.h,v 1.4 2004/01/06 12:45:28 fingolfin Exp $
 *
 */

#ifndef COMMON_SINGLETON_H
#define COMMON_SINGLETON_H

namespace Common {

/**
 * Generic template base class for implementing the singleton design pattern.
 */
template <class T>
00032 class Singleton
{
private:
      Singleton<T>(const Singleton<T>&);
      Singleton<T>& operator= (const Singleton<T>&);
      
      static T* _singleton;

public:
      static T& instance() {
            // TODO: We aren't thread safe. For now we ignore it since the
            // only thing using this singleton template is the config manager,
            // and that is first instantiated long before any threads.
            // TODO: We don't leak, but the destruction order is nevertheless
            // semi-random. If we use multiple singletons, the destruction
            // order might become an issue. There are various approaches
            // to solve that problem, but for now this is sufficient
            if (!_singleton)
                  _singleton = new T;
            return *_singleton;
      }
protected:
      Singleton<T>()          { }
      ~Singleton<T>()         { }
}; 

template <class T>
T* Singleton<T>::_singleton=0;

}     // End of namespace Common

#endif

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