In object-oriented programming (OOP), global objects are considered harmful. Particularly in C++, there’s even more reason to think twice before using them: a global object construction occurs before a program’s outset, so any exception thrown from its constructor can never be caught. This is also true for a global object’s destructor throwing an exception: the destruction of a global object takes place conceptually after a program’s termination so this exception can never be caught either.
When it launched in 2008, the Apple App Store only had 500 apps available. By the first quarter of 2022, the store had about 2.18 million iOS-exclusive apps. Average monthly app releases for the platform reached 34,000 in the first half of 2022, indicating rapid growth in iOS app development.