So I was re-examining some design pattern postings and ran across this statement again (and other similar ones) about the Singleton example (based on SEQ and FGV) from LabVIEW 8.2: An example of this implementation shipped with LV8.2. That version turned out to be a bad idea. Haivng never looked at this example originally, I loaded up 8.2 to see what the fuss was about. I also searched for an explanantion or discussion of what exactly was bad or what the issues were, but couldn't find anything