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        The proper way of implementing a Singleton.

public class MySingleton {
    private static final MySingleton INSTANCE = new MySingleton();

    private MySingleton() {}

    public static final MySingleton getInstance() {
      return INSTANCE;
	* Normal deserialization returns a new instance of an object. This ensures that only one instance is in existence. 
         * Deserialization can either create a new instance and leave the deserialized object to be garbage collected or
         * reuse the deserialized instance.
	private Object readResolve() throws ObjectStreamException {
	  return INSTANCE;


Snippets Manager replied on Tue, 2007/12/11 - 8:17pm

You forgot the 'implements Serializable' in the class definition.

Weei Jye Chay replied on Tue, 2007/02/13 - 9:39pm

thanks, but lets stick to 'singleton'.

Snippets Manager replied on Thu, 2007/02/15 - 4:01pm

For this to be the "proper" way of implementing a Singleton, there are two things missing IMHO: - lazy initialization - exception/error handling (or logging, at least) for the constructor call