Singleton in Action?

Jacob Carlborg doob at
Sun Feb 3 18:53:10 UTC 2019

On 2019-02-02 17:56, Ron Tarrant wrote:
> Hi guys,
> I ran into another snag this morning while trying to implement a 
> singleton. I found all kinds of examples of singleton definitions, but 
> nothing about how to put them into practice.
> Can someone show me a code example for how one would actually use a 
> singleton pattern in D? When I did the same thing in PHP, it took me 
> forever to wrap my brain around it, so I'm hoping to get there a little 
> faster this time.

You don't need to make it so complicated. Here's a simpler example:

class DSingleton
     private __gshared auto instance_ = new DSingleton;

     private this() // private to make sure no one else can create an 


     static DSingleton instance()
         return instance_;

void main()

/Jacob Carlborg

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