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dictionary_switches / code / Singleton / SingletonPattern.py

# Singleton/SingletonPattern.py

class OnlyOne:
    class __OnlyOne:
        def __init__(self, arg):
            self.val = arg
        def __str__(self):
            return `self` + self.val
    instance = None
    def __init__(self, arg):
        if not OnlyOne.instance:
            OnlyOne.instance = OnlyOne.__OnlyOne(arg)
        else:
            OnlyOne.instance.val = arg
    def __getattr__(self, name):
        return getattr(self.instance, name)

x = OnlyOne('sausage')
print(x)
y = OnlyOne('eggs')
print(y)
z = OnlyOne('spam')
print(z)
print(x)
print(y)
print(`x`)
print(`y`)
print(`z`)
output = '''
<__main__.__OnlyOne instance at 0076B7AC>sausage
<__main__.__OnlyOne instance at 0076B7AC>eggs
<__main__.__OnlyOne instance at 0076B7AC>spam
<__main__.__OnlyOne instance at 0076B7AC>spam
<__main__.__OnlyOne instance at 0076B7AC>spam
<__main__.OnlyOne instance at 0076C54C>
<__main__.OnlyOne instance at 0076DAAC>
<__main__.OnlyOne instance at 0076AA3C>
'''