1360. Add <atomic> to free-standing implementations

Section: 20.5.1.3 [compliance] Status: C++11 Submitter: BSI Opened: 2010-08-25 Last modified: 2016-02-10

Priority: Not Prioritized

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Discussion:

Addresses GB-57

The atomic operations facility is closely tied to clause 1 and the memory model. It is not easily supplied as an after-market extension, and should be trivial to implement of a single-threaded serial machine. The consequence of not having this facility will be poor interoperability with future C++ libraries that memory model concerns seriously, and attempt to treat them in a portable way.

[ Resolved in Rapperswil by a motion to directly apply the words from the ballot comment in N3102. ]

Proposed resolution:

Add <atomic> to table 15, headers required for a free-standing implementation.