Singleton class from Apple

I was looking through the Apple documentation and discovered their take on a singleton class that I thought I should share here:

static MyGizmoClass *sharedGizmoManager = nil;
 
+ (MyGizmoClass*)sharedManager
{
    if (sharedGizmoManager == nil) {
        sharedGizmoManager = [[super allocWithZone:NULL] init];
    }
    return sharedGizmoManager;
}
 
+ (id)allocWithZone:(NSZone *)zone
{
    return [[self sharedManager] retain];
}
 
- (id)copyWithZone:(NSZone *)zone
{
    return self;
}
 
- (id)retain
{
    return self;
}
 
- (NSUInteger)retainCount
{
    return NSUIntegerMax;  //denotes an object that cannot be released
}
 
- (void)release
{
    //do nothing
}
 
- (id)autorelease
{
    return self;
}

Apple's document can be found here.

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