Martijn Faassen wrote:
> Joachim König wrote:
> [snip]
>> To me the fact that an object "is" a singleton or a factory is 
>> orthogonal to the registry stuff.
>> Why can't utilities be factories too that simply return themselves when 
>> being called? Then being
>> a singleton or not would be in the responsibility of the registered 
>> object (class, factory, singleton)
>> and the ZCA would not need to know.
>> What am I missing (except bbb)?
> I don't think you're missing anything. It's just that others have a 
> different perspective on this than you and me.

Clearly, it could. But that's not the way we went. Changing it now would 
be really damaging, and I'm not sure what would be gained.

I can imagine use cases where getting a new instance each time would be 
useful. I can't say I've ever actually needed it, though. If it's 
something that can be done without breaking existing code or requiring 
the rewriting of history on patterns we've encouraged and documented to 
date, it'd certainly be an interesting option to explore.


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