Visual C++ static member initialization question
Posted on 2004-08-03
Let's say I have a class A. A has a static member whose type is another class, let's call it class B. Usually in my C++ application I declare this static member at the top of A's .cpp file as follows:
where aString is of std::string type and is the argument for B's constructor.
That works OK and I got the result I wanted. However, yesterday I use that file on a different project (it's a directshow filter project) and it seems that instanceofB is never initialized there! I tried to debug it by making B's constructor to write to a file, but when I checked, the file was never written into, it's as if B's constructor's never called at all. I did that for B's default constructor too, but with the same result. I checked in all the project settings but I couldn't find out what causes this discrepancy.
Could someone point me on what's the possible causes for this?