33 Concurrency support library [thread]

33.5 Atomic operations [atomics]

33.5.3 Type aliases [atomics.alias]

The type aliases atomic_­intN_­t, atomic_­uintN_­t, atomic_­intptr_­t, and atomic_­uintptr_­t are defined if and only if intN_­t, uintN_­t, intptr_­t, and uintptr_­t are defined, respectively.
The type aliases atomic_­signed_­lock_­free and atomic_­unsigned_­lock_­free name specializations of atomic whose template arguments are integral types, respectively signed and unsigned, and whose is_­always_­lock_­free property is true.
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These aliases are optional in freestanding implementations ([compliance]).
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Implementations should choose for these aliases the integral specializations of atomic for which the atomic waiting and notifying operations ([atomics.wait]) are most efficient.