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The static Atomics.add() method adds a given value at a given position in the array and returns the old value at that position. This atomic operation guarantees that no other write happens until the modified value is written back.

Syntax

Atomics.add(typedArray, index, value)

Parameters

typedArray
A shared integer typed array. One of Int8Array, Uint8Array, Int16Array, Uint16Array, Int32Array, or Uint32Array.
index
The position in the typedArray to add a value to.
value
The number to add.

Return value

The old value at the given position (typedArray[index]).

Exceptions

  • Throws a TypeError, if typedArray is not one of the allowed integer types.
  • Throws a TypeError, if typedArray is not a shared typed array type.
  • Throws a RangeError, if index is out of bounds in the typedArray.

Examples

var sab = new SharedArrayBuffer(1024);
var ta = new Uint8Array(sab);

Atomics.add(ta, 0, 12); // returns 0, the old value
Atomics.load(ta, 0); // 12

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
ECMAScript Latest Draft (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Atomics.add' in that specification.
Draft Initial definition in ES2017.

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support No support [2] No support 55 (55) [1] No support No support No support
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support No support No support 55.0 (55) [1] No support No support No support

[1] In Firefox version 46 until version 54, this feature is disabled by a preference setting. In about:config, set javascript.options.shared_memory to true

[2] The implementation is under development and needs these runtime flags: --js-flags=--harmony-sharedarraybuffer --enable-blink-feature=SharedArrayBuffer

See also

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