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TYPO3 supports the singleton patterns for classes. Singletons are instantiated only once per request regardless of the number of calls to GeneralUtility::makeInstance(). To use a singleton pattern, a class must implement the SingletonInterface:

namespace Vendor\MyNamespace;

class MySingletonClass implements \TYPO3\CMS\Core\SingletonInterface

This interface has no specific methods to implement, but if implemented only one instance of the class will be created through given request.

Be aware that singletons are often considered as "anti pattern" by code architects and should be used with care - use them only if there are very good reasons to do so.