Atomics.add()

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

An integer typed array. One of Int8Array, Uint8Array, Int16Array, Uint16Array, Int32Array, Uint32Array, BigInt64Array, or BigUint64Array.

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 RangeError, if index is out of bounds in the typedArray.

Examples

Using add()

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

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

Specifications

Specification
ECMAScript Language Specification (ECMAScript)
# sec-atomics.add

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