[aspectc-user] AspectC++ and singletons?

Daniel Lohmann daniel.lohmann at informatik.uni-erlangen.de
Thu Nov 22 09:48:30 CET 2007

Olaf Spinczyk schrieb:
> Hi Mike,
> at the moment AspectC++ does not support the interception of 
> constructor calls on the client side. The 'construction' advice is 
> something like 'execution' advice for the constructor. When the 
> constructor is executed, the memory for the object has already been 
> allocated. Therefore, this language feature doesn't help you.

Just an idea: Memory allocation on the heap could be influenced by 
introducing a class-level operator new into the class that always 
returns the address of the one-and-only singleton. However, after an 
allocation the constructor is executed anyway. This means that we had a 
situation where an object is constructed multiple times at the same 
memory location. It might be possible to catch this situation in the 
constructor body, the the constructors of base classes and class-type 
member variables have already been executed by this time.

Another thing is that all this does not help for static or automatic 
instantiations of the class, as operator new is not involved in these cases.


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