Please reference count calInit and calShutdown

Discussion created by MichaelChampigny on Feb 14, 2009
Latest reply on Feb 14, 2009 by JiaweiOu
Avoiding thread-safe singletons (please)

Why are the calInit and calShutdown calls not reference counted (in a thread-safe way)? It's left to the client to manage the lifetime of these the CAL subsystem.

For building on top of CAL it's necessary to protect against nesting these calls. I could manage these in a threadsafe way myself using a singleton but it would be nice if CAL could do this for me. It only requires a thread-safe reference count under the hood.