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Simple Singleton Pattern in C#

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The easiest singleton pattern is the one you used to the lock object itself.
Creating any variable as static readonly and initializing it directly (or via a static constructor) will already make it singleton.
Also, considering that "lock" clears all the caches, you don't need to declare the variable as volatile.


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I started to program computers when I was 11 years old, as a hobbist, programming in AMOS Basic and Blitz Basic for Amiga.
At 12 I had my first try with assembler, but it was too difficult at the time. Then, in the same year, I learned C and, after learning C, I was finally able to learn assembler (for Motorola 680x0).
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QuestionAnother good link PinmemberPeace ON20-Jul-13 0:39 
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