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1145. Inappropriate headers for atomics

Section: 32 [atomics] Status: Resolved Submitter: LWG Opened: 2009-06-16 Last modified: 2016-02-10

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Addresses UK 312

The contents of the <stdatomic.h> header are not listed anywhere, and <cstdatomic> is listed as a C99 header in chapter 17. If we intend to use these for compatibility with a future C standard, we should not use them now.

[ 2009-10 Santa Cruz: ]

NAD EditorialResolved. Solved by N2992.

Proposed resolution:

Remove <cstdatomic> from the C99 headers in table 14. Add a new header <atomic> to the headers in table 13. Update chapter 29 to remove reference to <stdatomic.h> and replace the use of <cstdatomic> with <atomic>.

[ If and when WG14 adds atomic operations to C we can add corresponding headers to table 14 with a TR. ]