Singleton classes (with no such thing as static variables)

Duncan Booth duncan at
Mon Jul 2 09:06:54 EDT 2001

Giles Constant <gilesc at> wrote in
news:MdY%6.168$iF.4908 at 

> I'm trying to make a class called "Environment" which will store some 
> global data such that all instances of the class have access to it. 
> The alternative is to create a single instance and pass it around every
> single object in the entire project, but it gets used so frequently
> that it would be rediculous.
> Is there a way of doing this, or do I need a new paradigm? :-)

The easiest thing here is to put your environment class in its own module, 
and simply make the shared data global to that module.

Duncan Booth                                             duncan at
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