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.. title:: clang-tidy - darwin-dispatch-once-nonstatic
Finds declarations of ``dispatch_once_t`` variables without static or global
storage. The behavior of using ``dispatch_once_t`` predicates with automatic or
dynamic storage is undefined by libdispatch, and should be avoided.
It is a common pattern to have functions initialize internal static or global
data once when the function runs, but programmers have been known to miss the
static on the ``dispatch_once_t`` predicate, leading to an uninitialized flag
value at the mercy of the stack.
Programmers have also been known to make ``dispatch_once_t`` variables be
members of structs or classes, with the intent to lazily perform some expensive
struct or class member initialization only once; however, this violates the
libdispatch requirements.
See the discussion section of
`Apple's dispatch_once documentation <>`_
for more information.