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Descriptionatomic data types, operations, and memory ordering constraints
This package forms part of the Boost C++ Libraries collection.
Boost.Atomic is a library that provides atomic data types and operations
on these data types, as well as memory ordering constraints required for
coordinating multiple threads through atomic variables. It implements the
interface as defined by the C++11 standard, but makes this feature
available for platforms lacking system/compiler support for this
particular C++11 feature.
Users of this library should already be familiar with concurrency in
general, as well as elementary concepts such as "mutual exclusion".
The implementation makes use of processor-specific instructions where
possible (via inline assembler, platform libraries or compiler
intrinsics), and falls back to "emulating" atomic operations through