namespace std { template<class T> struct atomic { using value_type = T; static constexpr bool is_always_lock_free = implementation-defined; bool is_lock_free() const volatile noexcept; bool is_lock_free() const noexcept; void store(T, memory_order = memory_order::seq_cst) volatile noexcept; void store(T, memory_order = memory_order::seq_cst) noexcept; T load(memory_order = memory_order::seq_cst) const volatile noexcept; T load(memory_order = memory_order::seq_cst) const noexcept; operator T() const volatile noexcept; operator T() const noexcept; T exchange(T, memory_order = memory_order::seq_cst) volatile noexcept; T exchange(T, memory_order = memory_order::seq_cst) noexcept; bool compare_exchange_weak(T&, T, memory_order, memory_order) volatile noexcept; bool compare_exchange_weak(T&, T, memory_order, memory_order) noexcept; bool compare_exchange_strong(T&, T, memory_order, memory_order) volatile noexcept; bool compare_exchange_strong(T&, T, memory_order, memory_order) noexcept; bool compare_exchange_weak(T&, T, memory_order = memory_order::seq_cst) volatile noexcept; bool compare_exchange_weak(T&, T, memory_order = memory_order::seq_cst) noexcept; bool compare_exchange_strong(T&, T, memory_order = memory_order::seq_cst) volatile noexcept; bool compare_exchange_strong(T&, T, memory_order = memory_order::seq_cst) noexcept; atomic() noexcept = default; constexpr atomic(T) noexcept; atomic(const atomic&) = delete; atomic& operator=(const atomic&) = delete; atomic& operator=(const atomic&) volatile = delete; T operator=(T) volatile noexcept; T operator=(T) noexcept; }; }

The template argument for T shall meet the
Cpp17CopyConstructible and Cpp17CopyAssignable requirements.

The program is ill-formed if any of

- is_trivially_copyable_v<T>,
- is_copy_constructible_v<T>,
- is_move_constructible_v<T>,
- is_copy_assignable_v<T>, or
- is_move_assignable_v<T>

[ Note

: *end note*

]Many operations are volatile-qualified.

The “volatile as device register”
semantics have not changed in the standard.

This qualification means that volatility is
preserved when applying these operations to volatile objects.

It does not mean that
operations on non-volatile objects become volatile.

— ```
atomic() noexcept = default;
```

```
constexpr atomic(T desired) noexcept;
```

Initialization is not an atomic operation ([intro.multithread]).

[ Note

: *end note*

]It is possible to have an access to an atomic object A
race with its construction, for example by communicating the address of the
just-constructed object A to another thread via
memory_order::relaxed operations on a suitable atomic pointer
variable, and then immediately accessing A in the receiving thread.

This results in undefined behavior.

— ```
#define ATOMIC_VAR_INIT(value) see below
```

```
bool is_lock_free() const volatile noexcept;
bool is_lock_free() const noexcept;
```

```
void store(T desired, memory_order order = memory_order::seq_cst) volatile noexcept;
void store(T desired, memory_order order = memory_order::seq_cst) noexcept;
```

```
T operator=(T desired) volatile noexcept;
T operator=(T desired) noexcept;
```

```
T load(memory_order order = memory_order::seq_cst) const volatile noexcept;
T load(memory_order order = memory_order::seq_cst) const noexcept;
```

```
operator T() const volatile noexcept;
operator T() const noexcept;
```

```
T exchange(T desired, memory_order order = memory_order::seq_cst) volatile noexcept;
T exchange(T desired, memory_order order = memory_order::seq_cst) noexcept;
```

Memory is affected according to the value of order.

These operations are atomic read-modify-write operations ([intro.multithread]).

```
bool compare_exchange_weak(T& expected, T desired,
memory_order success, memory_order failure) volatile noexcept;
bool compare_exchange_weak(T& expected, T desired,
memory_order success, memory_order failure) noexcept;
bool compare_exchange_strong(T& expected, T desired,
memory_order success, memory_order failure) volatile noexcept;
bool compare_exchange_strong(T& expected, T desired,
memory_order success, memory_order failure) noexcept;
bool compare_exchange_weak(T& expected, T desired,
memory_order order = memory_order::seq_cst) volatile noexcept;
bool compare_exchange_weak(T& expected, T desired,
memory_order order = memory_order::seq_cst) noexcept;
bool compare_exchange_strong(T& expected, T desired,
memory_order order = memory_order::seq_cst) volatile noexcept;
bool compare_exchange_strong(T& expected, T desired,
memory_order order = memory_order::seq_cst) noexcept;
```

It then atomically
compares the value representation of the value pointed to by this
for equality with that previously retrieved from expected,
and if true, replaces the value pointed to
by this with that in desired.

If and only if the comparison is true, memory is affected according to the
value of success, and if the comparison is false, memory is affected according
to the value of failure.

When only one memory_order argument is
supplied, the value of success is order, and the value of
failure is order except that a value of memory_order::acq_rel
shall be replaced by the value memory_order::acquire and a value of
memory_order::release shall be replaced by the value
memory_order::relaxed.

If and only if the comparison is false then, after the atomic operation,
the value in expected is replaced by the value
pointed to by this during the atomic comparison.

If the operation returns true, these
operations are atomic read-modify-write
operations ([intro.multithread]) on the memory
pointed to by this.

Otherwise, these operations are atomic load operations on that memory.

[ Note

: *end note*

]For example, the effect of
compare_exchange_strong
on objects without padding bits ([basic.types]) is

— if (memcmp(this, &expected, sizeof(*this)) == 0) memcpy(this, &desired, sizeof(*this)); else memcpy(expected, this, sizeof(*this));

[ Example

: *end example*

]The expected use of the compare-and-exchange operations is as follows.

The
compare-and-exchange operations will update expected when another iteration of
the loop is needed.

expected = current.load(); do { desired = function(expected); } while (!current.compare_exchange_weak(expected, desired));—

[ Example

: *end example*

]Because the expected value is updated only on failure,
code releasing the memory containing the expected value on success will work.

For example, list head insertion will act atomically and would not introduce a
data race in the following code:

— do { p->next = head; // make new list node point to the current head } while (!head.compare_exchange_weak(p->next, p)); // try to insert

Remarks:
A weak compare-and-exchange operation may fail spuriously.

That is, even when
the contents of memory referred to by expected and this are
equal, it may return false and store back to expected the same memory
contents that were originally there.

[ Note

: *end note*

]This
spurious failure enables implementation of compare-and-exchange on a broader class of
machines, e.g., load-locked store-conditional machines.

A
consequence of spurious failure is that nearly all uses of weak compare-and-exchange
will be in a loop.

When a compare-and-exchange is in a loop, the weak version will yield better performance
on some platforms.

When a weak compare-and-exchange would require a loop and a strong one
would not, the strong one is preferable.

— [ Note

: *end note*

]Under cases where the memcpy and memcmp semantics of the compare-and-exchange
operations apply, the outcome might be failed comparisons for values that compare equal with
operator== if the value representation has trap bits or alternate
representations of the same value.

Notably, on implementations conforming to
ISO/IEC/IEEE 60559, floating-point -0.0 and +0.0
will not compare equal with memcmp but will compare equal with operator==,
and NaNs with the same payload will compare equal with memcmp but will not
compare equal with operator==.

— [ Note

: *end note*

]Because compare-and-exchange acts on an object's value representation,
padding bits that never participate in the object's value representation
are ignored.

As a consequence, the following code is guaranteed to avoid
spurious failure:

— struct padded { char clank = 0x42; // Padding here. unsigned biff = 0xC0DEFEFE; }; atomic<padded> pad = ATOMIC_VAR_INIT({}); bool zap() { padded expected, desired{0, 0}; return pad.compare_exchange_strong(expected, desired); }

[ Note

: *end note*

]For a union with bits that participate in the value representation
of some members but not others, compare-and-exchange might always fail.

This is because such padding bits have an indeterminate value when they
do not participate in the value representation of the active member.

As a consequence, the following code is not guaranteed to ever succeed:

— union pony { double celestia = 0.; short luna; // padded }; atomic<pony> princesses = ATOMIC_VAR_INIT({}); bool party(pony desired) { pony expected; return princesses.compare_exchange_strong(expected, desired); }

There are specializations of the atomic
class template for the integral types
char,
signed char,
unsigned char,
short,
unsigned short,
int,
unsigned int,
long,
unsigned long,
long long,
unsigned long long,
char8_t,
char16_t,
char32_t,
wchar_t,
and any other types needed by the typedefs in the header <cstdint>.

For each such type integral, the specialization
atomic<integral> provides additional atomic operations appropriate to integral types.

namespace std { template<> struct atomic<integral> { using value_type = integral; using difference_type = value_type; static constexpr bool is_always_lock_free = implementation-defined; bool is_lock_free() const volatile noexcept; bool is_lock_free() const noexcept; void store(integral, memory_order = memory_order::seq_cst) volatile noexcept; void store(integral, memory_order = memory_order::seq_cst) noexcept; integral load(memory_order = memory_order::seq_cst) const volatile noexcept; integral load(memory_order = memory_order::seq_cst) const noexcept; operator integral() const volatile noexcept; operator integral() const noexcept; integral exchange(integral, memory_order = memory_order::seq_cst) volatile noexcept; integral exchange(integral, memory_order = memory_order::seq_cst) noexcept; bool compare_exchange_weak(integral&, integral, memory_order, memory_order) volatile noexcept; bool compare_exchange_weak(integral&, integral, memory_order, memory_order) noexcept; bool compare_exchange_strong(integral&, integral, memory_order, memory_order) volatile noexcept; bool compare_exchange_strong(integral&, integral, memory_order, memory_order) noexcept; bool compare_exchange_weak(integral&, integral, memory_order = memory_order::seq_cst) volatile noexcept; bool compare_exchange_weak(integral&, integral, memory_order = memory_order::seq_cst) noexcept; bool compare_exchange_strong(integral&, integral, memory_order = memory_order::seq_cst) volatile noexcept; bool compare_exchange_strong(integral&, integral, memory_order = memory_order::seq_cst) noexcept; integral fetch_add(integral, memory_order = memory_order::seq_cst) volatile noexcept; integral fetch_add(integral, memory_order = memory_order::seq_cst) noexcept; integral fetch_sub(integral, memory_order = memory_order::seq_cst) volatile noexcept; integral fetch_sub(integral, memory_order = memory_order::seq_cst) noexcept; integral fetch_and(integral, memory_order = memory_order::seq_cst) volatile noexcept; integral fetch_and(integral, memory_order = memory_order::seq_cst) noexcept; integral fetch_or(integral, memory_order = memory_order::seq_cst) volatile noexcept; integral fetch_or(integral, memory_order = memory_order::seq_cst) noexcept; integral fetch_xor(integral, memory_order = memory_order::seq_cst) volatile noexcept; integral fetch_xor(integral, memory_order = memory_order::seq_cst) noexcept; atomic() noexcept = default; constexpr atomic(integral) noexcept; atomic(const atomic&) = delete; atomic& operator=(const atomic&) = delete; atomic& operator=(const atomic&) volatile = delete; integral operator=(integral) volatile noexcept; integral operator=(integral) noexcept; integral operator++(int) volatile noexcept; integral operator++(int) noexcept; integral operator--(int) volatile noexcept; integral operator--(int) noexcept; integral operator++() volatile noexcept; integral operator++() noexcept; integral operator--() volatile noexcept; integral operator--() noexcept; integral operator+=(integral) volatile noexcept; integral operator+=(integral) noexcept; integral operator-=(integral) volatile noexcept; integral operator-=(integral) noexcept; integral operator&=(integral) volatile noexcept; integral operator&=(integral) noexcept; integral operator|=(integral) volatile noexcept; integral operator|=(integral) noexcept; integral operator^=(integral) volatile noexcept; integral operator^=(integral) noexcept; }; }

The atomic integral specializations
are standard-layout structs.

They each have a trivial default constructor
and a trivial destructor.

The following operations perform arithmetic computations.

The key, operator, and computation correspondence is:

Table 132: Atomic arithmetic computations [tab:atomic.types.int.comp]

key | Op | Computation | key | Op | Computation |

add | + | addition | sub | - | subtraction |

or | | | bitwise inclusive or | xor | ^ | bitwise exclusive or |

and | & | bitwise and |

```
T fetch_key(T operand, memory_order order = memory_order::seq_cst) volatile noexcept;
T fetch_key(T operand, memory_order order = memory_order::seq_cst) noexcept;
```

Effects: Atomically replaces the value pointed to by
this with the result of the computation applied to the
value pointed to by this and the given operand.

Memory is affected according to the value of order.

These operations are atomic read-modify-write operations ([intro.multithread]).

Remarks: For signed integer types,
the result is as if the object value and parameters
were converted to their corresponding unsigned types,
the computation performed on those types, and
the result converted back to the signed type.

```
T operator op=(T operand) volatile noexcept;
T operator op=(T operand) noexcept;
```

There are specializations of the atomic
class template for the floating-point types
float,
double, and
long double.

For each such type floating-point,
the specialization atomic<floating-point>
provides additional atomic operations appropriate to floating-point types.

namespace std { template<> struct atomic<floating-point> { using value_type = floating-point; using difference_type = value_type; static constexpr bool is_always_lock_free = implementation-defined; bool is_lock_free() const volatile noexcept; bool is_lock_free() const noexcept; void store(floating-point, memory_order = memory_order_seq_cst) volatile noexcept; void store(floating-point, memory_order = memory_order_seq_cst) noexcept; floating-point load(memory_order = memory_order_seq_cst) volatile noexcept; floating-point load(memory_order = memory_order_seq_cst) noexcept; operator floating-point() volatile noexcept; operator floating-point() noexcept; floating-point exchange(floating-point, memory_order = memory_order_seq_cst) volatile noexcept; floating-point exchange(floating-point, memory_order = memory_order_seq_cst) noexcept; bool compare_exchange_weak(floating-point&, floating-point, memory_order, memory_order) volatile noexcept; bool compare_exchange_weak(floating-point&, floating-point, memory_order, memory_order) noexcept; bool compare_exchange_strong(floating-point&, floating-point, memory_order, memory_order) volatile noexcept; bool compare_exchange_strong(floating-point&, floating-point, memory_order, memory_order) noexcept; bool compare_exchange_weak(floating-point&, floating-point, memory_order = memory_order_seq_cst) volatile noexcept; bool compare_exchange_weak(floating-point&, floating-point, memory_order = memory_order_seq_cst) noexcept; bool compare_exchange_strong(floating-point&, floating-point, memory_order = memory_order_seq_cst) volatile noexcept; bool compare_exchange_strong(floating-point&, floating-point, memory_order = memory_order_seq_cst) noexcept; floating-point fetch_add(floating-point, memory_order = memory_order_seq_cst) volatile noexcept; floating-point fetch_add(floating-point, memory_order = memory_order_seq_cst) noexcept; floating-point fetch_sub(floating-point, memory_order = memory_order_seq_cst) volatile noexcept; floating-point fetch_sub(floating-point, memory_order = memory_order_seq_cst) noexcept; atomic() noexcept = default; constexpr atomic(floating-point) noexcept; atomic(const atomic&) = delete; atomic& operator=(const atomic&) = delete; atomic& operator=(const atomic&) volatile = delete; floating-point operator=(floating-point) volatile noexcept; floating-point operator=(floating-point) noexcept; floating-point operator+=(floating-point) volatile noexcept; floating-point operator+=(floating-point) noexcept; floating-point operator-=(floating-point) volatile noexcept; floating-point operator-=(floating-point) noexcept; }; }

The atomic floating-point specializations
are standard-layout structs.

They each have a trivial default constructor
and a trivial destructor.

```
T A::fetch_key(T operand, memory_order order = memory_order_seq_cst) volatile noexcept;
T A::fetch_key(T operand, memory_order order = memory_order_seq_cst) noexcept;
```

Effects:
Atomically replaces the value pointed to by this
with the result of the computation applied to the value pointed
to by this and the given operand.

Memory is affected according to the value of order.

These operations are atomic read-modify-write operations ([intro.multithread]).

Remarks:
If the result is not a representable value for its type ([expr.pre])
the result is unspecified, but the operations otherwise have no undefined
behavior.

Atomic arithmetic operations on floating-point
should conform to the std::numeric_limits<floating-point>
traits associated with the floating-point type ([limits.syn]).

```
T operator op=(T operand) volatile noexcept;
T operator op=(T operand) noexcept;
```

Remarks:
If the result is not a representable value for its type ([expr.pre])
the result is unspecified, but the operations otherwise have no undefined
behavior.

Atomic arithmetic operations on floating-point
should conform to the std::numeric_limits<floating-point>
traits associated with the floating-point type ([limits.syn]).

namespace std { template<class T> struct atomic<T*> { using value_type = T*; using difference_type = ptrdiff_t; static constexpr bool is_always_lock_free = implementation-defined; bool is_lock_free() const volatile noexcept; bool is_lock_free() const noexcept; void store(T*, memory_order = memory_order::seq_cst) volatile noexcept; void store(T*, memory_order = memory_order::seq_cst) noexcept; T* load(memory_order = memory_order::seq_cst) const volatile noexcept; T* load(memory_order = memory_order::seq_cst) const noexcept; operator T*() const volatile noexcept; operator T*() const noexcept; T* exchange(T*, memory_order = memory_order::seq_cst) volatile noexcept; T* exchange(T*, memory_order = memory_order::seq_cst) noexcept; bool compare_exchange_weak(T*&, T*, memory_order, memory_order) volatile noexcept; bool compare_exchange_weak(T*&, T*, memory_order, memory_order) noexcept; bool compare_exchange_strong(T*&, T*, memory_order, memory_order) volatile noexcept; bool compare_exchange_strong(T*&, T*, memory_order, memory_order) noexcept; bool compare_exchange_weak(T*&, T*, memory_order = memory_order::seq_cst) volatile noexcept; bool compare_exchange_weak(T*&, T*, memory_order = memory_order::seq_cst) noexcept; bool compare_exchange_strong(T*&, T*, memory_order = memory_order::seq_cst) volatile noexcept; bool compare_exchange_strong(T*&, T*, memory_order = memory_order::seq_cst) noexcept; T* fetch_add(ptrdiff_t, memory_order = memory_order::seq_cst) volatile noexcept; T* fetch_add(ptrdiff_t, memory_order = memory_order::seq_cst) noexcept; T* fetch_sub(ptrdiff_t, memory_order = memory_order::seq_cst) volatile noexcept; T* fetch_sub(ptrdiff_t, memory_order = memory_order::seq_cst) noexcept; atomic() noexcept = default; constexpr atomic(T*) noexcept; atomic(const atomic&) = delete; atomic& operator=(const atomic&) = delete; atomic& operator=(const atomic&) volatile = delete; T* operator=(T*) volatile noexcept; T* operator=(T*) noexcept; T* operator++(int) volatile noexcept; T* operator++(int) noexcept; T* operator--(int) volatile noexcept; T* operator--(int) noexcept; T* operator++() volatile noexcept; T* operator++() noexcept; T* operator--() volatile noexcept; T* operator--() noexcept; T* operator+=(ptrdiff_t) volatile noexcept; T* operator+=(ptrdiff_t) noexcept; T* operator-=(ptrdiff_t) volatile noexcept; T* operator-=(ptrdiff_t) noexcept; }; }

There is a partial specialization of the atomic class template for pointers.

Specializations of this partial specialization are standard-layout structs.

They each have a trivial default constructor and a trivial destructor.

The following operations perform pointer arithmetic.

The key, operator,
and computation correspondence is:

Table 133: Atomic pointer computations [tab:atomic.types.pointer.comp]

Key | Op | Computation | Key | Op | Computation |

add | + | addition | sub | - | subtraction |

```
T* fetch_key(ptrdiff_t operand, memory_order order = memory_order::seq_cst) volatile noexcept;
T* fetch_key(ptrdiff_t operand, memory_order order = memory_order::seq_cst) noexcept;
```

Effects: Atomically replaces the value pointed to by
this with the result of the computation applied to the
value pointed to by this and the given operand.

Memory is affected according to the value of order.

These operations are atomic read-modify-write operations ([intro.multithread]).

```
T* operator op=(ptrdiff_t operand) volatile noexcept;
T* operator op=(ptrdiff_t operand) noexcept;
```

```
T operator++(int) volatile noexcept;
T operator++(int) noexcept;
```

```
T operator--(int) volatile noexcept;
T operator--(int) noexcept;
```

```
T operator++() volatile noexcept;
T operator++() noexcept;
```

```
T operator--() volatile noexcept;
T operator--() noexcept;
```